Project Update 2020-10-26

RAPID CITY, S.D. – October 26, 2020 – Work is suspended today due to weather. Remaining work on the current phase of reconstruction, from Albertta Drive to Norseman Lane, includes placing permanent striping and completing the seeding operation. After completion of work on the current phase, Oftedal intends to work from Norseman Lane to Highway 385 outside of the existing roadway. That work will include pipe installation, grading, and clearing.

Intermittent traffic delays are anticipated to be approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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.

Project Update 2020-10-20

RAPID CITY, S.D. – October 20, 2020 – Mainline paving was sand sealed last week. The surface will be swept early this week. Permanent striping will follow as weather allows. After completion of all work from Albertta Drive to Norseman Lane, Oftedal intends to work in areas outside of the existing roadway from Norseman Lane to Highway 385. Work will include pipe installation, grading, and clearing.

Intermittent traffic delays are anticipated to be approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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.

Sweeping Sheridan Lake Road after mainline paving was sand sealed. 2020-10-19
Sweeping Sheridan Lake Road after mainline paving was sand sealed. 2020-10-19

Project Update 2020-10-13

RAPID CITY, S.D. – October 13, 2020 – The top lift of asphalt paving will be complete this week through Norseman Lane. Temporary pavement markings will be placed after the asphalt is complete. Mainline will be sealed if temperatures allow. Topsoil placement and seedbed preparation continues from Albertta Drive to Norseman Lane. Seeding will begin late this week.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road. 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.

Sheridan Lake Road Completed Top Lift on Mainline 2020-10-13
Sheridan Lake Road Completed Top Lift on Mainline 2020-10-13
Topsoil Placement and Seedbed Preparation 2020-10-13
Topsoil Placement and Seedbed Preparation 2020-10-13

Project Update 2020-10-05

RAPID CITY, S.D. – October 5, 2020 – The bottom lift of asphalt paving will continue this week moving toward Norseman Lane. The top lift will follow. Topsoil placement and seedbed preparation continues from Albertta Drive to Norseman Lane.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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.

Sheridan Lake Road Reconstruction paving side streets - Countryside Boulevard 2020-10-05
Sheridan Lake Road Reconstruction paving side streets – Countryside Boulevard 2020-10-05

Project Update 2020-09-29

RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 29, 2020 – This week work includes finishing gravel placement through Norseman Lane. Asphalt paving is tentatively scheduled to begin this Wednesday at Albertta Drive, paving toward Spring Canyon Trail. Topsoil placement continues from Spring Canyon Trail to Norseman Lane.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students. In an effort to maintain the construction schedule and timely completion of the project, work hours will continue to be daylight hours until winter shutdown.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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 Story Map located at: https://arcg.is/58fn9. The public may leave a message at (605)343-3311 with any questions or concerns regarding this reconstruction project.

Gravel placement on Sheridan Lake Road from Spring Canyon Trail to Jasmine Lane 2020-09-29
Gravel placement on Sheridan Lake Road from Spring Canyon Trail to Jasmine Lane 2020-09-29

Project Update 2020-09-22

Sheridan Lake Road Reconstruction from Albertta Drive to Norseman Lane

RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 22, 2020 – Topsoil placement continues toward Spring Canyon Trail. Gravel placement will be complete through Norseman Lane this week. Concrete fillets and driveway approaches will continue at various locations. Asphalt paving is tentatively scheduled to begin next week.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students. In an effort to maintain the construction schedule and timely completion of the project, work hours will continue to be daylight hours until winter shutdown.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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.

Placing Topsoil 2020-09-22
Placing Topsoil 2020-09-22
Placing Gravel by Norseman Lane 2020-09-22
Placing Gravel by Norseman Lane 2020-09-22

Project Update 2020-09-15

RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 15, 2020 – Finish grading will continue this week from Jasmine Lane toward Norseman Lane. Gravel placement will continue this week moving east from Norseman Lane. Curb and gutter installation continue this week from Clarkson to Spring Canyon Trail. Backfill behind the curb is in progress at the east end of the project. Concrete fillets and driveway approaches will also be placed at various locations. Asphalt paving is tentatively scheduled to begin the last week of September.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students. In an effort to maintain the construction schedule and timely completion of the project, work hours will continue to be daylight hours until winter shutdown.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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.

Sheridan Lake Road finish grading from Countryside Blvd to Clarkson Rd 2020-09-14
Sheridan Lake Road finish grading from Countryside Blvd to Clarkson Rd 2020-09-14
Sheridan Lake Road curb and gutter work from Clarkson Rd to Spring Canyon Trail 2020-09-14
Sheridan Lake Road curb and gutter work from Clarkson Rd to Spring Canyon Trail 2020-09-14

Project Update 2020-09-10

RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 10, 2020 – There were no construction activities Tuesday due to the amount of precipitation received. Finish grading will continue this week from Jasmine Lane toward Norseman Lane. Gravel placement will continue this week moving west toward Norseman Lane. Storm sewer installation also continues near Norseman Lane. There is a possibility of curb and gutter installation later this week from Clarkson to Spring Canyon Trail and concrete fillets at Albertta, both dependent on weather.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students. In an effort to maintain the construction schedule and timely completion of the project, work hours will continue to be daylight hours until winter shutdown.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road. 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.

Sheridan Lake Road Near Jasmine Lane 2020-09-08

Project Update 2020-09-03

RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 3, 2020 – Finish grading is taking place from Clarkson Road to Jasmine Lane. Gravel placement will continue this week moving west toward Jasmine Lane. Storm sewer installation continues near Norseman Lane. Curb and gutter installation is continuing this week and concrete fillets will be placed at Countryside Boulevard.

Traffic delays are anticipated to remain approximately 15 minutes during daylight hours as traffic is reduced to a single lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Plan accordingly and add 15 minutes, at a minimum, to travel schedules. The pilot car will accommodate school buses to minimalize delays and bus stop locations will be maintained to assure safety of the students. In an effort to maintain the construction schedule and timely completion of the project, work hours will continue to be daylight hours until winter shutdown.

Completing curb on Sheridan Lake Road from east of Clarkson Road to Albertta Drive 2020-08-31
Completing curb on Sheridan Lake Road, east of Clarkson Road to Albertta Drive 2020-08-31
Grading Sheridan Lake Road from Spring Canyon Trail toward Norseman Lane 2020-08-31
Grading Sheridan Lake Road from Spring Canyon Trail toward Norseman Lane 2020-08-31

Project Update 2020-08-18

RAPID CITY, S.D. – August 18, 2020 – Oftedal Construction Inc. suspended construction activities last week when one of their employees had a confirmed case of COVID-19. Additional testing was done, and all other tests came back negative.

Work resumed yesterday with grading near Countryside Boulevard. Gravel placement will continue this week moving west. Curb and gutter installation will begin this week. Storm sewer installation continues near Clarkson Road and Spring Canyon Trail.

Through traffic is advised to consider an alternate route. The speed limit is 35 mph from Albertta Drive to Victoria Lake Road.

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 Story Map located at: https://arcg.is/58fn9. The public may leave a message at (605)343-3311 with any questions or concerns regarding this reconstruction project.

Grading Sheridan Lake Road east of Clarkson Road 2020-08-17
Storm sewer installation on Sheridan Lake Road west of Clarkson Road 2020-08-17