Rapid City Council authorizes several infrastructure projects


Rapid City Hall

RAPID CITY, S.D. —At its Monday night meeting, the Rapid City Council authorized a number of Public Works Department projects.

Among them:

  • Una Del Drive Reconstruction Project: The Council is scheduled to begin taking bids for the Una Del Drive Reconstruction Project. The project includes the full street and utility reconstruction of portions of Una Del Drive and Wildwood Drive. Streets will be installed with asphalt pavement sections widened, gravel shoulders installed and roadside ditches for drainage constructed. Existing water mains will be rebuilt, sanitary sewer mains will be installed and a large diameter water main at the intersection of Sheridan Lake Road and Catron Boulevard will be rebuilt. Cost of the project is estimated at $1.76 million with the project scheduled to start this spring and completed by December.
  • South Street Sewer Extension Project: This project will install sanitary sewer main pipes to replace existing sewer services along South Street and an adjacent alley between South Street and Clark Street. It will also include replacement of the existing water main in South Street with a larger main. The street section on Seventh Street from South Street to Columbus Street will be reconstructed. Start date for the project is scheduled for this spring and completion is set for November. Estimated cost for the project is $545,000.
  • Street Patching Project: This project includes spot repair of curb and gutter, concrete fillets and pans, full depth patching and surface mill and patching in areas within the Milwaukee Drive and Concourse Drive neighborhoods. Construction on the $150,000 project will be completed during this summer and will be followed by a separate chip seal project in the late summer. The two projects would extend the life of the pavement in the selected area.
  • St. Patrick Street Reconstruction Project: More than $215,000 for engineering design services for the reconstruction project, which calls for new surfacing, curb and gutter, water main replacement, sanitary sewer main replacement and storm sewer improvements in the area of St. Patrick Street from Mount Rushmore Road to Fifth Street. Construction for the project is anticipated in 2022.
  • Well Pump Replacements: The Council will be taking bids for replacement and electrical improvement for three City wells with an estimated cost of $130,000 each.
  • Jackson Springs Membrane Module Replacement: This will replace the four of five filter membrane modules at the Jackson Springs Water Treatment Plant which are approaching the end of their expected lifespan and would help maintain plant capacity. Two separate proposals involve the replacement of various membrane modules at a cost of $751,000 and $745,000.

An item regarding a rezoning request that had a staff recommendation to deny was instead approved by the Council.  Another item involving first reading on an item involving the airport board was continued to the March 15 meeting.

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