Public Works
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Street Division
605 Steele Avenue, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-4152 - Fax (605) 394-1856

Snow Removal

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Snow Policy Ordinance
Rapid City Snow Plow Route Map
Snow Exchange Route Map
United Way - Scoop-It Program

 The winter season often presents hazardous driving conditions and circumstances which are inconvenient and frustrating for everyone - home owners, motorists, pedestrians, emergency services and snow fighters alike.

While the motoring public begins preparing for winter conditions in late fall, the street division begins preparations at the end of the previous winter. All policies, plans, equipment and materials are reviewed, refined, repaired or replaced in an effort to improve service in the next winter season. Winter service and maintenance of city streets may include chemical treatment, snow plowing, snow removal or any combination of these services.

It is the goal of the Rapid City Street Division to provide the safest driving surfaces possible, using the resources that are available.

There are about 350 miles of multiple lane streets in Rapid City, pluse 40 miles of alleys. This adds up to approximately 1,500 lane miles. Because it is impossible to immediately service the entire street system, certain priorities have been established. However, emergencies can modify priorities.

  • Brush up on your winter driving skills

  • Keep your vehicles in top condition

  • Allow more time for travel during winter months

  • Don't throw snow into the street when clearing your driveway

  • When winter storms are approaching, park vehicles off the street until plowing operations are completed