The waterfront walking path located between the railroad bridge and the car bridge will close on Monday, March 22 to accommodate underground construction work for the City’s new drinking water treatment facility.
The path is expected to remain closed until Monday, March 29. There will be barricades to mark the closed area. Pedestrians are advised to avoid both the impacted portion of the walking path, as well as the green space located between the river and the Ramkota.
In June 2018, voters living in Pierre were asked if the City should spend more than $37-million to replace its current well system with a drinking water treatment facility. More than 70% said yes. After two years of planning and design, in August 2020, the City of Pierre broke ground on a $37.5 million treatment facility located on the western edge of Pierre. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.