Rapid City drivers may see some extra road work

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RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA TV) - The city of Rapid City may soon see some extra road work next week.
The city council recently approved more than $100,000 dollars in annual lane and pavement marking projects.

Street crews will be out re-lining main arterial roads starting on Tuesday April 17.

City officials say they will be redoing more than 200 miles of yellow lanes and 95 miles of white lane markings. It's part of making Rapid City roads safe.

"Wear and tear between the four wheel traffic, the plows, and so forth during the winter months obviously takes a toll on the lane markings. We do what we can with different materials and modern materials to try and upgrade, so we can kind of get as much durability from the material as possible," said Rapid City Communications Manager Darrell Shoemaker.

Shoemaker says street crews will try to get out late at night or early in the morning to avoid causing traffic.