Project Update 2021/05/24

RAPID CITY, S.D. – May 24, 2021 – Oftedal Construction will work through Friday of this week and will suspend work over the Memorial Day weekend. A crew will remain on the project to maintain the driving lanes Saturday through Monday. The forecast indicates rain is likely again this week; proceed with caution during precipitation events which create slippery driving conditions. A maintenance crew will be onsite during precipitation events and through the weekend to continue to maintain the road.

The Centennial Trail is open through the construction area. Temporary orange safety fence has been installed to guide trail users through the construction area and box culvert.

Roadway excavation and culvert installation continue from Highway 385 to the westernmost Spring Creek bridge. A blast will take place mid-week near Spring Creek Trailhead.

Roadway excavation, undercutting, and gravel placement continue near Victoria Lake Road, moving west to Old Sheridan Road. The first lift of gravel and millings placement is expected to be complete through Old Sheridan Road late next week. Storm sewer installation continues near Stirrup Court, moving west.

Traffic to The Marina at Sheridan Lake must use the gravel detour from Highway 385. The Marina is not accessible from Sheridan Lake Road during this construction season.

The speed limit is 35 mph from Norseman Lane to Rockwood Road. Sheridan Lake Road is fully closed from Spring Creek Trailhead Road to Highway 385. Thru traffic from Rapid City to Highway 385 must use an alternate route. Motorists are asked to be aware of suddenly slowing and merging traffic, changing work zone locations, reduced speeds through the work zone, and construction workers and equipment adjacent to the driving lanes.

Additional information will be provided as phasing, access, and traffic control changes with the progression of the project. To view the entire scope of the project, with the phasing and traffic control plans as well as weekly updates, please visit the project website https://www.SheridanLakeRoad.com or the ArcGIS StoryMap located at: https://arcg.is/58fn9. Interested persons can also follow the project on Facebook, “Sheridan Lake Road Reconstruction,” and on Twitter, “Sheridan Lake Road Reconstruction@FerbEng.” The public may leave a message at (605)343-3311 with any questions or concerns regarding this reconstruction project.

Roadway Excavation on Sheridan Lake Road in Pennington County, South Dakota, Monday, May 24, 2021.
Roadway Excavation on Sheridan Lake Road in Pennington County, South Dakota, Monday, May 24, 2021

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