Rapid City Downtown traffic reduced to two lanes this week

Crews will replace broken water valve; repairs will take most of two days

UPDATE (6/16/21 @ 4:05 p.m.): City Utility Maintenance crews expect to complete repairs in the area of St. Joseph Street between Fifth Street and Fourth Street by Thursday afternoon as expected, however, the traffic restrictions will be extended through Monday.

Additional concrete needed to be removed to complete the repairs.  The curing process for the replacement concrete in the affected area is expected to take a few days, so the southern-most, east-bound lane of St. Joseph Street between Fifth Street and Fourth Street will remain closed through Monday with traffic flow reduced from three lanes to two lanes.


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RAPID CITY, S.D. — City Utility Maintenance crews will be repairing a broken water valve along St. Joseph Street in downtown Rapid City this week, reducing traffic to two lanes.

The southern-most, east-bound lane of St. Joseph Street will be closed from Fifth Street to Fourth Street beginning Wednesday, June 16 and going through Thursday, June 17. The closed lane is in front of Hardee’s and Trinity Eco Prayer Park.

City officials do not anticipate a disruption in water service to area businesses.

Drivers are asked to use caution.

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