Rapid City Common Council approves $1.2 million construction project, considers waste treatment deal with Summerset

RAPID CITY S.D. — The Rapid City Common Council voted Monday to approve a construction bid for Haines Avenue.

The Haines Avenue construction project is targeted at the intersection of Haines and Disk Drive. Not only will the traffic lights and asphalt be replaced, but the water and sewage pipes will be upgraded as well.

Tru-Form Construction in Black Hawk will be taking on the $1.2 million project. Construction is set to begin later this month and will be completed by November.

The council also decided to look into the possibility of taking some of Summerset’s wastewater for treatment.

The city of Summerset is seeing a population boom, and its own treatment facility may need assistance in dealing with the city’s wastewater. This would not be a new step for Rapid City, as it already takes in some wastewater from Rapid Valley and Black Hawk.

If Rapid City were to take wastewater from Summerset it would be piped to the wastewater plant on the east side of Rapid City.

Rapid City would be paid for taking in Summerset’s wastewater, but no amount has yet been determined. Director of Rapid City Public Works Dale Tech says that both cities will wait for results from a feasibility study lead by HDR Inc. City leaders plan on starting the study next year.

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