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Main Street Reconstruction Project
May 25 Update

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, May 25, 2017

Contact:  Brenda Flottmeyer, 605.394.1638

No Parking on Portion of Main Street In Sturgis

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Tuesday, May 30, Main Street in Sturgis will be closed to traffic and parking for the final lift of asphalt paving between Junction Avenue and Harley Davidson Way. 

Access across Main Street at First Street and Third Street will be closed.

Parking will be available on Main Street between Third Street and Harley Davidson Way from Harley Davidson Way.  Access to parking will be available between Fourth and Third streets from Fourth Street. 

Crews will also be constructing concrete crosswalks at each intersection within this two block segment of Main Street, along with the installation of pavement markings and permanent signing. 

For complete road construction information, visit or dial 511.

For daily updates visit "Sturgis Main Street Project" on Facebook.  

View a map of Main Street along with the Project timeline. (updated October 11, 2016)

Phase II Begins September 8, 2016

Phase II will begin with Main Street being closed from Junction to 2nd Street starting September 8, 2016.

Water main work will move from Junction to the west.  

Various intersections will also be closed as necessary, however the closures will alternate so no two (side by side) will be closed at the same time.  

Sidewalks to all businesses will remain open during the entire project.  Customers to Main Street businesses may need to utilize parking on side streets.  Many businesses are also accessible through back doors opening into the alley. 

All questions related to this project should be directed to Bret Olson with Heavy Constructors, Inc. 605-381-3222.  He will be on location each day during the project.  


The Main Street Reconstruction Project is a joint project between the City of Sturgis and the SD Department of Transportation.  The project will provide the total reconstruction of Main Street between Middle Street and 4th Street.  Improvements will include drainage improvements, pavement removal and replacement, sidewalk removal and replacement, new street lighting, water main replacement and streetscaping.

Estimated Total Project Cost  $3,417,578.  

Work So Far:

In the fall of 2013 the project was fully programmed into the STIP and showed a construction start date of 2016. In the spring of 2014, the SD DOT began negotiations with FourFront Design, Inc. for the engineering and design of the project.  In August of this year, the City entered into an agreement with the DOT to allow FourFront Design, Inc. to complete the plans for the project.  
The project will be constructed in two phases with the first taking place on Main Street from Junction to Middle Street starting in May of 2016.   Phase II will include the remainder of the street from Junction to 4th Street.  Phase II will begin in the fall of 2016 and will finish in the spring of 2017.

The Project is one of many downtown improvements that came about from efforts of Future Sturgis, the Sturgis Comprehensive Plan and many other committee recommendations over the past few years.

On October 6, 2014, Public Works Director Rick Bush gave a presentation to the City Council and the public.  The presentation contained information about financing, design and scheduling.  

View the Project Presentation by the Public Works Director.

Moving Forward:

Phase I Middle to Junction was completed in May of 2016.

Phase II (Junction through the 4th Street intersection) will begin on September 8, 2016.  The contract must be finished prior to June 30, 2017.
Check this page for construction schedules, detour maps and other information as the project moves forward.  Some street closures are anticipated.  Pedestrian access will remain open to all businesses at all times. 

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City of Sturgis,1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis, SD, 57785 • Ph: (605) 347-4422 • 

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