New ADA-compliant crosswalk installed on Sheridan Lake Road

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Upgraded crosswalks have been installed on a busy section of road in Rapid City.

To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the crosswalk has been put in on Sheridan Lake Road between Castle Heights Place and Sheridan Heights Drive. The upgrades include wheelchair ramps and flashing lights notifying drivers when to yield.

Another crosswalk will be installed on South Canyon Drive.

The City looks to make such ADA improvements every couple years, and this area was on their radar for a while.

“We’ve been hearing from citizens who live in that area asking if we can do some upgrades or look at making some improvements there as far as pedestrians are concerned, because there is a considerable amount of foot traffic in that area,” said Darrell Shoemaker, Rapid City Communication Coordinator.

Work on the South Canyon Drive crosswalk is expected to start at the end of the school year and be completed before the fall semester begins.

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