Project Update 2021-08-23

RAPID CITY, S.D. – August 23, 2021 – Gravel finishing and topsoil placement continues from Highway 385 to the westernmost Spring Creek bridge. Seeding continues this week on the large backslopes. Final preparation for asphalt will take place late this week with asphalt prime being applied from Highway 385 to Dakota Point. Reminder: Sheridan Lake Road is closed from Taylor Ranch Road to Highway 385.

Roadway excavation and fill placement continues along the new alignment from Old Sheridan Lake Road moving west to Rockwood Road. Topsoil and rock picking is also being completed from Norseman Lane to Victoria Lake Road.  Asphalt paving will continue this week at Norseman Lane moving west.

A maintenance crew will be onsite during precipitation events and through the weekends to continue to maintain the road.

Traffic to the Marina at Sheridan Lake Road must use the gravel detour from Highway 385 until asphalt paving is placed.

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 or the ArcGIS StoryMap located at: 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.

Seeding Backslopes on Sheridan Lake Road, Pennington County, South Dakota, Monday, August 23, 2021
Seeding Backslopes on Sheridan Lake Road, Pennington County, South Dakota, Monday, August 23, 2021

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