Intersection improvements on Highway 16 at Cosmos Road

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to improve the intersection on Highway 16 at Cosmos Road will begin Monday, May 11, 2020.

The project includes the construction of a new turn lane at the intersection of Highway 16 and Cosmos Road.

Traffic will be limited to the driving lanes, both north and southbound, a 45-mph speed limit and a 16-foot width restriction through the work zone. Work will be taking place in the median.

This is just one of the intersection improvements to be constructed with this project. Currently, there are improvement under construction on Highway 16 at the intersections of Enchantment Road, Table Rock Road, and Promise Road in Rapid City. The project also includes intersection improvement on Highway 79 at Black Gap Road, which is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks.

The prime contractor on this $1.1 million project is Mainline Contracting of Rapid City. The overall completion date is Oct. 30, 2020.

Motorists should be prepared for suddenly slowing, stopped, and merging traffic, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the driving lane.

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