Pizza pothole project progresses

A grant of $5,000 has been given to Rapid City by Domino's to fill potholes in the city

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Domino’s Pizza has selected Rapid City for a special program, hoping to keep pizzas in one piece on the drive to your house.

Domino’s Paving for Pizza program allows customers to nominate their town for a grant to repair potholes. Over 137,000 nominations from 15,275 different zip codes came in from all 50 states. So many nominations came in that Domino’s decided to expand the program to service one community in each state – and Rapid City is one of those locations that has been awarded resources.

Darrell Shoemaker, the communications coordinator for Rapid City, expressed his excitement for the grant but explained that it would be professionals filling the potholes.

“It’s not Domino’s that fills the potholes, it’s the city that does it. So basically, our city street crews will do it,” Shoemaker explained. “That’s the job that they do on a day-to-day basis and not, you know – we don’t make pizzas; we fill potholes. And so the street crews will utilize the resources being provided by Domino’s as one of the Paving for Pizza communities.” 

The grant provided by Domino’s totals $5,000 and will help the city pave about 400 potholes starting in the spring.

We’ll fill 400 potholes by that mid-June timeframe in addition to our regular work.”

On average, the city fills around 1,000 potholes a year through their pothole hotline. If you have a pothole you need filled, call the hotline at 394-4152.

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