Northeast Pierre is getting a new street as part of a larger road improvement project.
This week, the Pierre City Commission approved the request to bid B Street. The new low maintenance road will connect S. Airport Road and Piper Street and serve as a detour while Airport Road gets rehabilitated.
“Airport Road sees a considerable amount of residential and commercial traffic,” said John Childs, City Engineer. “Before we can deconstruction and rebuild that road, we have to be able to reroute that traffic.”
The B Street project is expected to take about 90 days; bid opening is scheduled for April 8.
Childs went on to say that the new street will also provide rear access to the industrial park located near the airport.
Once B Street is constructed, the City will begin rebuilding Airport Road from Lowell Avenue east past the airport terminal. That stretch of road will get new storm water drainage, a new asphalt surface, and a sidewalk will be installed on the south side of the road.