17th Avenue Railroad Crossing Arm and Sidewalk Upgrades

Project Update

This summer the RCPE Railroad will install new crossing arms. Once those are complete, the City's contractor will begin work on the new sidewalk.

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

$50,000

Contractor Name

Bowes Construction

Contractor Contact Information

Cole Schneider, Project Manager

605-693-3557

Contact Information

Charlie Richter, City Engineer

605-692-6629

CRichter@cityofbrookings-sd.gov