The Rapid City shopping district may be under construction soon

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - There might be a substantial amount of construction coming to the Rapid City shopping district around Disk Drive and Haines Avenue.

The Rapid City Public Works Committee approved a nearly $1.4 million project to improve the aging infrastructure on this busy intersection.

The city's public works director said the reconstruction would be a nice improvement, pointing out the current pavement isn't in good shape, pedestrian crosswalks are poorly designed and traffic signals need to be upgraded.

Dale Tech, the director of Public Works. said, "It's no different from any of our other arterial roads. We have traffic control plans, we'll accommodate through traffic; traffic won't be closed off but certainly it will be restricted."

If the city council votes in support of the project, construction will start this April.