Who plows construction zones in Rapid City? That depends.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Since winter will be in the neighborhood in just a few days, construction projects may halt as the storm passes.

You may see city treatment trucks and plows go right through some of the construction zones because those responsibilities fall on the contractor.

While the street may be a city street or the project may be run by the city or the department of transportation, the job still belongs to the company hired to complete the work. If the city is working the construction zone, the city will handle snow treatment and removal.

Darrell Shoemaker, Communication Coordinator for Rapid City, says the same rules apply for driving through construction zones and for driving in deteriorating weather conditions.

“If they’re in a construction zone, slow down and be careful,” said Shoemaker. “If it says a certain speed limit, drive under the limit because you need to drive the winter conditions. Don’t treat the road like a NASCAR course.”

Once the snow moves out, it will be business as usual. But who knows what Mother Nature will bring.

“Right now, we’re in the shoulder season trying to get as much done as possible,” said Shoemaker. “We’re going to have these little blips, a day or two in duration, and then they’ll be back out at it.”

For more information on construction projects underway in Rapid City and who is working them, visit here.

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