17th Avenue Railroad Crossing Arm and Sidewalk Upgrades

Project Update

This fall the RCPE Railroad will install new crossing arms. Once those are complete, the City's contractor will begin work on the new sidewalk. The work is expected to begin in October. 

Route/Detour Information

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction but driving lanes will be narrowed to allow room for the contractor to work. 

Project Milestones

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Rapid City, Pierre, and Eastern Railroad will install new crossing arms separate of the City's project. This needs to be completed before the City can continue with the sidewalk upgrades. 

Remove the existing sidewalk and a section of curb

Pour the new concrete curb and sidewalk and patch in the asphalt

Backfill disturbed areas with topsoil and seed. 

Project Overview:

This project includes the railroad installing new crossing arms and the City installing new sidewalk to accommodate for the crossing arms.

Completion Date:

End of October 2022

Contract Amount


Contractor Name

Bowes Construction

Contractor Contact Information

Cole Schneider, Project Manager


Contact Information

Charlie Richter, City Engineer