Driving along the west end of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, one must exercise some caution. As with most construction zones, the road between our facility and Rapid City Central High School is adorned with cones, manipulated lanes, and a trench. What might happen to a distracted driver? Well, in the case of last Tuesday, they just may end up…in the trench.
All joking aside, necessary work on the Energy Plant has required a construction zone in the street. In the case of last Tuesday’s incident there were no injuries, besides perhaps an ego. However, on behalf of the crew working on the energy plant and in the construction zone, we ask that drivers proceed with caution and keep their eyes on the road.
With an expected completion date before school resumes, the Energy Plant Project brings much needed upgrades and maintenance to an outdated facility. Once the project is complete, the Energy Plant will be equipped with new Johnson Controls, enhancing the Plant’s ability to optimize energy and operational efficiencies.
Operating in joint accordance with the City of Rapid City and the Rapid City Area School District, Energy Plant employees continuously monitor and control the building systems to help maximize energy cost savings, and also ensure the comfort and safety of those who rely on the facility. As the Plant provides cooling to Central High School, it is important that the project be completed in time for the new school year.
As construction wraps up on the Energy Plant Project, we hope to avoid any accidents like last week’s, and encourage drivers to use caution while in the work zone. We look forward to an updated facility that will enhance efficiency and cost savings for many buildings in our community.
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