Rapid City Council working session to discuss public works infrastructure projects

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RAPID CITY, S.D. —The Rapid City Council is set to discuss and review a number of public works infrastructure projects at this week’s working session.

The City Council Working Session is scheduled for Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Among the public works items on the agenda:

**ST. ANDREW/PALO VERDE DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY PROJECT: The project calls for full street and utility reconstruction of St. Andrew Street, east of Palo Verde Drive. Due to failing water and sewer mains and multiple water main breaks in the area, the project is set for high priority reconstruction. The sewer pipe has reached the end of its design life and needs replacement. The project, with an estimated cost of $1.08 million, calls for both replacement of the utilities and the street and curb and gutter. If approved by Council, the project would begin in June and be completed in September.

**ST. PATRICK RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT: The project provides for reconstruction of St. Patrick Street from West Boulevard to Mount Rushmore Road and would include water main replacement, widening of St. Patrick Street, new surfacing, new curb and gutter and ADA upgrades. Upon approval, the $900,000 project would be bid this spring with a completion date estimated at October 31.

**ELM AVENUE PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT: The project includes an asphalt inlay of Elm Avenue north of St. Patrick Street and a mill and overlay of Elm Avenue including the intersection with St. Patrick Street south to Flormann Street. Additional work includes full depth repair patching in the mill and overlay section, spot repair of curb and gutter, installation of ADA compliant ramps at the intersection, and new pavement markings following the asphalt overlay. Upon approval and issuance of the bid award, the $370,000 project is scheduled for work to begin in June with completion in September.

The purpose of the Council’s working session is to review and discuss items with formal approval or authorization scheduled for the Council’s next meeting, scheduled for next Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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