PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several improvement projects have been underway this year for parking lots and other infrastructure that are found on and near the Capitol Complex in Pierre. Mike Mueller of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration says one project starting soon involves work to ease access to South Dakota’s Cultural Heritage Center north of the Capitol. There is only one parking lot entrance right now and he says it causes problems for large vehicles trying to drive up into the parking lot to stop near the front of the building.
Mueller says plans call for two new entry points to the CHC parking lot, and the work should be done later this fall. He says provisions are being made so visitors to the building can still access a portion of the parking lot.
The CHC parking lot work will cost about a half million dollars. It will be complete just in time for the Heritage Center’s 25th anniversary, which will be next year. Equipment was mobilized and surveying was done at the site this week. Mueller says dirt work will get underway next week.
Mueller also says resurfacing work has also been done at parking lots for some other state buildings near the Capitol and crack sealing work will continue at the Capitol later this fall-as the focus turns to the circle drive in front of the building.
Maintenance of structures and related facilities on the Capitol Complex is one of the jobs for the Bureau of Administration’s Buildings and Grounds Division.
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