Construction Continues on Jewel Cave Parking Lot
The new parking lot project at South Dakota’s Jewel Cave National Monument is over 95% complete.
Construction crews have been taking advantage of unseasonably warmer weather conditions to keep moving forward.
The wheelchair ramp leading to and from the parking lot is nearing completion and the steps have been poured with concrete. Although still missing handrails, the walkways of the visitor center are gradually being transformed into safer and more accessible areas.
Meanwhile, interior work is progressing on the new ticket kiosk and visitors are already enjoying the patio outside the visitor center.
The parking lot project is nearing completion, yet there are still some areas that will be worked on into the spring season. We expect to review the project when warmer temperatures occur in a few months. However, we fully anticipate that the parking lot will be done before summer visitation. John F. Black, Jewel Cave National Park Facilities Manager
The project began on April 1st, 2014 and was originally expected to be completed by September 30th, 2014.
For information updates on the construction, and how it affects visitors, visit the Jewel Cave National Monument website or call 605-673-8300.