City of Rushford – Hwy 43 Construction, summer

Published On: June 25th, 2014|Categories: Updates|

Hwy 43 ProjectBeginning Monday, June 30th, Hwy. 43 running through downtown Rushford will be under construction. This is where the main administrative Semcac office is located. The City of Rushford has a webpage detailing the updates and status, please visit this page for more information to make your trip more convenient.

Alternative Transportation Options – Provided by Rolling Hills Transit 

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As the Highway 43 Project in Rushford begins, an alternative transportation program gives customers a convenient option for getting to Rushford businesses between 10:00  a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Rolling Hills Transit program provides curb to curb bus service to those who call and schedule a ride anywhere in Rushford and Rushford Village. The bus will pick them up at their home and take them wherever they need to go – grocery shopping, hair salon, bank, lunch at one of the restaurants, swimming pool etc. –  and pick them up to return home at an agreed upon time.

Seniors can ride for free. Children and the general public can ride for a subsidized fee of 50 cents per ride. Senior diners can pick up tokens at Senior Dining or just board the bus; other riders can pay cash or purchase tokens when they board if they have exact change. Tokens can also be purchased at Pam’s Corner, Rushford IGA, and Kwik Trip.

In addition to the curb to curb service, the bus will stop at Creek Side Park hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as a “park and ride” service for those who live outside of Rushford and want to avoid the construction area while taking care of business in town.

This two-month trial program is made possible by the following local businesses: Rushford IGA, Farmers Co-op Elevator, Kwik Trip, Rushford Dental, Dar Auctions & Realty, Norman’s Electric, Pam’s Corner, State Farm, New Beginnings, Engelson Tax Office, Rushford Chiropractic, Mill Street Mall Fitness, Stumpy’s Restaurant & Bar, and Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market. The program is a joint project between the Highway 43 EDA and Chamber Steering Committee and Semcac’s Rolling Hills Transit.

Senior diners may register for rides at Senior Dining or by calling Senior Dining at 507-864-2786. All other riders may call 800-528-7622 to schedule a ride.  

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