User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started. | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


A Cleaner But Rougher Ride

January 25, 2011, 5:46 PM by Jon Wilson

A Cleaner But Rougher Ride
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Warmer temperatures have city snow-plows on the move again this week. But cleaner roads seem to creating a rougher ride for Sioux Falls drivers.

The mild weather this week is finally allowing plows to get into some neighborhoods and plow these roads from curb-to-curb. Or in some cases, as close as they can.

After back-to-back-to-back snow events over the past two weeks, city street crews are taking advantage of another dry day to clean up and clear out more snow.

"There gets to be to a point when we get so much snow, we can't push it back into the parking strip anymore." Sioux Falls Street Supervisor Galynn Huber said.

That makes many city streets too narrow for traffic.  It's why the city prefers to plow curb-to-curb when it can.

"If we're seeing we're not getting it, then we'll go back and try to widen it," Huber said.

But the drawback of cleaner streets can be a rougher ride for drivers.

"Right now, the potholes are starting to pick up. Of course with the freeze-thaw cycle, that's going to happen with the chemicals we put down," Huber said.

Street crews are using a temporary cold-mix material to fill the largest craters until the weather warms up and a more permanent patch can be put down.

"We have crews out today that are potholing but like on the major streets like 41st and Minnesota Avenue, we like to do those in the middle of the night," Huber said.

Creating a safer working environment for road crews and a quicker commute. You can report a street problem anytime by going to the city's website or by calling the pothole hotline at 367-8002.

Previous Story

Next Story




You may also like

Harrisburg High School Principal Shot, Shooter In Custody

9/30/2015 10:28 AM

Authorities said a 16-year-old student fired a gun at the school Wednesday morning. Law enforcement said the injury was a flesh wound.

Full Story
Assistant Principal Called A Hero After Tackling Shooter

9/30/2015 1:03 PM

"I can't speak highly enough of what kind of person that is," Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens said.

Full Story
16-Year-Old Teen Found Dead On Interstate 90

10/2/2015 10:48 AM

Authorities did not identify the victim, but described him as a 16 year old from Minnehaha County.

Full Story
Body On I-90 Identified

10/2/2015 4:02 PM

The teenager found dead on Interstate 90 has been identified as an O'Gorman High School student.

Full Story
Body Found Dead On I-90

10/1/2015 11:38 PM

At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, deputies found a body at Interstate 90 and North Kiwanis Avenue, near the Interstate 29 interchange.

Full Story