Rapid City - Omaha Street

Project Summary:

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Replace aging surfacing and increase capacity on a busy urban route.
 The Omaha Street Urban Reconstruction Project is a South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) urban street reconstruction project which includes City of Rapid City utility system upgrades. The project is necessitated by the infrastructure being at the end of its useful life. The pavement on this stretch of road was constructed in 1960, the bridge in 1974. There have been various pavement repair projects completed over the years, but the overall condition is poor.

The project spans 5800' and is being constructed in multiple phases.

Project Timeline:

The anticipated completion date is May 27, 2022.

Two-way traffic is being maintained in the new westbound lanes on Omaha Street from Scheffer Street to Cross Street.

Grading and paving work has begun in the median and turn lanes at the Mountain View Road intersection.

Southbound traffic on Deadwood Avenue is restricted to a single thru/left turn lane and a single right turn lane at the Omaha Street intersection.

Mountain View Road has been opened to traffic in the new lanes south of Omaha Street.

Sidewalk grading and paving as well as electrical work for the traffic signals continue on the south side of the Deadwood Avenue intersection.

Work continues on the bridge over Rapid Creek.

The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to open the week of April 18, 2022. A temporary bike path connection is maintained along the south side of Omaha Street between Cross Street and Mt. View Road, along the east side of Mt. View Road between Omaha Street and W. Main Street, and along the north side of W. Main Street between Mt. View Road and Med5 Credit Union where it rejoins the bike path. The intersections of the temporary bike path with business approaches are marked to alert drivers to the increased activity at these locations.

The project is approximately 85% complete.


Project Photos

Omaha Street Rapid Creek bridge deck widening – eastbound lanes
Omaha Street Rapid Creek bridge deck widening – eastbound lanes

Paving the Bike Path Under the Rapid Creek Bridge

Paving the Median Curb and Gutter

Paving the Off-End East Bound Approach Slab for the Rapid Creek Bridge

Project Contract Amount:

$15.4 Million

Project Contacts:

Contractor: Heavy Constructors, Inc. of Rapid City 
SDDOT: Jason Baker (605) 394-1629




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