Mount Rushmore Road: 12-year project almost complete

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© Mt Rushmore Road construction soon to be complete, Nov. 3,2017 © Mt Rushmore Road construction soon to be complete, Nov. 3,2017
RAPID CITY, S.D. -

The Mount Rushmore Road reconstruction project is in its final stages. The $30 million project is 12 years in the making.

Weather permitting, construction work on islands, turn lanes, curbs, gutters and sidewalks should be complete, with all lanes open by the end of the month.

Business owners along the thoroughfare hope the completion will turn Mount Rushmore Road into the grand gateway to the Black Hills, bringing in more tourists and visitors.

The project will be completely finished by June 2018, following minor cosmetic changes in the spring.

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