Rapid City celebrates completion of Mount Rushmore Road Project

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The cone zone is no more on one of the busiest roads in Rapid City.

On Wednesday Rapid City celebrated the completion of a major construction project.

The Mount Rushmore Road Project took nearly four years to complete, and on Wednesday city officials celebrated its completion at Wilson Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Many consider Mount Rushmore Road the gateway from downtown Rapid City to the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

And since this road is a vital avenue for revenue, the city says it was important Mount Rushmore Road was safe and efficient.

"If anybody drove the road they saw that it was tough to drive in and when the rain came, we had puddles everywhere. We had a lot of areas that were really in tough shape. The end result is this great road that we have. We also have some beautification as far as greenery, and we'll continue to put some more greenery in," Mike Quasney said, Public Awareness Committee Chair, Mount Rushmore Road Group.

Businesses along Mount Rushmore Road are also glad the construction is finished and hope even more visitors come through their doors.