- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A project to reconstruct and beautify a Rapid City road considered the gateway to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial is undergoing changes because of a natural gas line.

The Rapid City Journal (https://bit.ly/1KIDAvI ) reports the 6-inch line runs the length of Mount Rushmore Road and is preventing project leaders from planting trees or placing below-ground-level water gardens in areas between the curb and sidewalk.

The city is expected to see some savings because of the needed changes. The Mount Rushmore Road Group had asked the city council to pay an additional $1 million for trees and other landscaped areas.

Instead of vegetation, the Rapid City Public Works Committee is recommending that the city pay for colored concrete.

About 24,000 vehicles use the road each day.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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