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New water and sewer pipes and fresh pavement could be coming to some of Rapid City's oldest neighborhoods.

The city's Public Works Committee authorized three projects at its meeting Tuesday, totaling more than $4 million in repairs to the city's aging infrastructure.

Residents west of Mount Rushmore Road in the West Boulevard neighborhood should expect construction to begin next year.

For $2.69 million, Fulton Street, which crosses West Boulevard, will receive new sewer pipe from Fulton up the hill to Tompkins Street, just west of Mount Rushmore Road.

In a $1.4 million project, St. Cloud Street, which is farther south, will get new water mains and sewer lines from Summit Boulevard to West Boulevard.

Both projects will include new pavement, curb and gutter, handicap ramps at all intersections, driveway approaches and spot repair of sidewalk for water and sewer service line installations, according to the city.

In addition, the Fulton Street project will include off-street public parking facilities near the 11th Street intersection.

The third project, at an estimated cost of $195,000, is the installation of an eight-inch water main for Seventh Street between St. Cloud and Franklin streets. 

The entire City Council is expected to vote on the projects at its meeting on Monday night. If approved, work is scheduled to begin next spring and be finished by late summer or early fall, according to the city.

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