A major tourist attraction not too far from here is getting an upgrade.

The Rapid City Journal reports major construction projects around Mt. Rushmore are set to start this coming week.

Just be be specific, the upgrade is primarily for the area around the legendary presidential sculptures.

A spokesperson says the upgrades are designed to make it easier to traverse the park and provide clearer views of the main attraction - Gutzon Borglum's renderings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

If you're planning on a trip there soon you should know that certain parts of the park will be closed during construction, including a visitor's center and amphitheater.

Still, visitors will have "good views of the sculpture" and the finished product is "going to be beautiful."

If you're planning a visit to Mt. Rushmore, you'll find some useful information here via the National Park Service.

[Sources: Rapid City (SD) Journal; National Park Service]