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Walnut Street Design

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The Walnut Street design is strongly influenced by feedback gathered during the design:SD community gatherings held during spring and summer 2017 and the SDSU Architecture Student event in October 2017. During these events, community members asked for additional spaces in the Meridian District that lend themselves well to community events and gatherings. The new design reflects the thoughts and ideas of the community while encouraging a strong pedestrian and biking connection from Riverside Park and the Meridian Walking Bridge to the events, shopping, and living spaces in the Meridian District. 

The new design makes the area more pedestrian friendly by incorporating wider sidewalks on both sides, large, concrete bump outs at the corners, and a raised intersection platform, all of which will help slow the flow of vehicular traffic. Also, to maintain access to current businesses, Walnut Street will have 2-way traffic with parking on both sides of the street. All of these design elements come together to create a visually appealing community center that will pave the way for future ventures like sidewalk cafes or musical performances.

Proposed Renderings

Walnut Street Project from 2nd St to 4th St

 Walnut Street & 2nd Street Intersection (Looking South)

 

 Walnut Street & 2nd Street Intersection (Looking North)2ndStWalnutSt

Walnut Street & 3rd Street Intersection


Design Features

Furniture and amenities are designed to draw visitors and residents from recreational opportunities in and around Riverside Park and the Meridian Plaza to the heart of our community.  The Walnut Street design incorporates important design elements from the design:SD effort to help showcase the uniqueness of the Meridian District.

Construction Information

 General Contractor:  Feimer Construction
 Total Construction Bid Award:  $1,974,234
 Total Estimated Project Cost:  $2,325,000
 Estimated Completion Date:  Fall 2018
 Engineering Firm:  Stockwell Engineers – Streetscape
City of Yankton – Street & Utilities
 Project Specification & Design:  Project
 Project Location:  Map

 

For more information, please contact Brad Moser, City Engineer - City of Yankton Public Works Department at 605-668-5255.

 

Project Updates

2018-06-04The contractor, Feimer Construction, first started working on the city parking lots along 2nd Street.  For the most part, the removal of pavement, dirt, etc. is complete.  They have hauled in some of the base course and will be working on getting that to grade, in preparation of concrete.  It sounds as if Masonry Components, the subcontractor for concrete, might be on site tomorrow (Tuesday), to start forming for curb and gutter.  Once everything has been graded in the parking lot areas, Feimer Construction plans on starting the concrete removals at the 2nd Street intersection.  This is planned for Wednesday, June 6th. 
The intersection will be completely closed to traffic at that time.

2018-07-09 - The contractor plans to remove the remainder of the pavement up to 3rd Street.  This is scheduled to happen on Wednesday, July 11th.  This section of road will be completely closed in order for the contractor to complete the work they need to do.  Everything north of 3rd Street will remain in place and open to traffic, until the underground work south of 3rd Street is complete.  Sidewalks along the buildings will remain in place for as long as possible.