Intersection ramps to receive upgrades along Mount Rushmore Road
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is piecing together an upcoming upgrade of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) intersection ramps along Mt. Rushmore Road.
While the upgrade should prove to be beneficial, the SDDOT will be removing seven downtown presidential statues during the duration of the state project.
The City Parks Division crews will remove the presidential statues of John Tyler, Harry Truman, and William Henry Harrison from the intersection corners of Mount Rushmore Road and St. Joseph Street. On the intersection corners of Mount Rushmore Road and Main Street, the statues of William Howard Taft, Martin Van Buren, John F. Kennedy and Andrew Jackson will also be removed for the project.
The ADA-handicap upgrades to the ramps will be occurring at the intersections of Main Street and St. Joseph Street. The project will begin on March 2.
All statues will return from seclusion to their static positions after the State DOT crews have completed the project, which is expected to be by the end of May.