Outdoor Pool Construction Begins: Heavy Truck Traffic Expected
Construction of Pierre’s new outdoor pool at Griffin Park is starting.
The first step is excavating about 15,000 yards of existing soil and replacing it with suitable fill material. Following that, an additional 20,000 yards of soil will be placed at the construction site.
John Childs, City Engineer, says that the public should expect a noticeable increase in truck traffic in and around the construction site.
“All that excavated material and fill material will need to get hauled to and from the site,” said John Childs. “At peak, the public can expect up to 100 loads daily.”
To help manage the additional truck traffic, a project haul route has been established.
“Trucks will come across the Missouri River Bridge and travel east to the Ree St. stoplight. From there, they’ll head south to Missouri Ave. and enter Griffin Park from the south,” said Childs. “We’re trying to keep the trucks on the state highway and out of residential areas as much as possible.”
Other safety measures will also be put in place throughout this stage of construction. No on-street parking will be permitted on Dakota Ave. between Crow St. and Capitol Creek. Griffin Park road, between Crow St. and Capitol Creek will be closed. Additionally, portions of Griffin Park adjacent to the construction site will be closed and secured by a safety fence.
The earthwork is expected to begin next week and continue into November. AGE Corporation of Fort Pierre was awarded the earthwork contract in July.
For additional information about the pool project, visit pierrepool.com.