Rapid City to tweak Fifth and Main traffic flow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN TV) - The traffic flow in downtown Rapid City will soon change.

Rapid City police say the intersection of Fifth and Main streets is prone to crashes and is causing driving safety concerns.

That's why the city plans to convert the northbound approach of Fifth Street at Main Street to two left turn lanes and two through lanes from the current layout.

It will also remove the parking lane on Fifth street going toward the railroad tracks at Nikko Street for a more smooth traffic flow.

The city's traffic engineer expects to make changes this fall.