City issues no travel advisory for bike path, closes several areas

RAPID CITY, S.D. — City officials have closed a number of areas along the bike path and issued a no travel advisory for the rest of the path.

Rapid Creek overflows over bike path into Memorial Pond near Civic Center. Photo courtesy of the City of Rapid City twitter.

The closed areas include:

  • Canyon Lake Drive near Mary Hall Park
  • Old Storybook Island
  • West Main Street near McDonald’s
  • Sioux Park near the horseshoe pits
  • Canyon Lake Drive bridge underpass
  • Founders Park
  • Mt. Rushmore Road bridge underpass
  • Bike path area near Memorial Pond
  • Fifth Street bridge underpass
  • Bike path near Farmers Market Park on Omaha
  • Path area west of 4-H Building at Central States Fairgrounds
  • Cambell Street near KIA auto dealership

Overflows began occurring early this morning, including a sizable breach of Rapid Creek over the path into Memorial Pond near the Civic Center.

Many of areas of the path have been closed to public usage since mid-April in response to flooding, including the crossings at Fifth Street, Mount Rushmore Road and Canyon Lake Drive bridges, along with areas near Cambell Street and the Central States Fairgrounds.

Officials say there are stretches of the path that aren’t flooded, but have put the no travel advisory in effect because many well-trafficked areas are now impacted.



Categories: Local News, South Dakota News