The second phase of Pierre’s outdoor pool project is about to begin. But before that can start, dirt needs to be removed from the construction site.
Last fall, about 15,000 yards of soil were excavated from the construction site and replaced with suitable fill material. Additional soil was brought in to help compact that fill material. Now that the permanent site soil has stabilized, the extra material needs to be moved off site to make way for construction of the pool.
That dirt work will increase truck traffic in the area surrounding the construction site. According to City Engineer John Childs, Sioux Avenue, Dakota Avenue and Ree Street will see the majority of the traffic.
“We have worked with the contractor to develop a haul route that keeps the trucks on the state highway and out of residential areas as much as possible,” said Childs. “Additionally, there is no on-street parking on Dakota Ave. between Crow St. and Capitol Creek.”
The truck traffic and parking restrictions are expected to lift by the end of the month.
Pool construction is scheduled to begin this summer. The 50-meter pool located along Crow Street is anticipated to take shape first, with the entire project including the recreational pool, lazy river, mechanical building, bathhouse, and parking lot complete in the fall of 2023.
For additional information about the pool project, visit pierrepool.com.