DNR Crews Begin Building Phase One

Department of Natural Resources construction crews arrived at Thousand Hills to begin preparing the site Monday, September 9, and have already marked the trail route, installed 7000 feet of silt fence as part of our Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, and have prepared the site for a beautiful 80’ pedestrian bridge.

Soon they’ll be pouring the center pier and abutments for a beautiful 80′ bridge on the shore north of the Thousand Hills Dining Lodge.

Bridge Clearing

Clearing for the Phase One Bridge Construction

The DNR did incredible prep and design work for this project and now we get to see the results!

Check back here for construction updates and make sure to come to the Petroglyph site Thursday, October at 4:00 pm for the FLATS Phase One Groundbreaking Celebration and see what we’ve all accomplished with your own two eyes!

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DNR Crews with Skidsteer and Silt Fence Installer.

This approximately .59 mile section of trail, the first section of a proposed 4-mile trail linking Thousand Hills State Park with the City of Kirksville, will connect the Thousand Hills Dining Lodge and historic petroglyph site with an 8′ wide ADA-accessible concrete trail.

Funding is provided by a $100,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program, in-kind donations from volunteers and the Department of Natural Resources, and generous donations from the project’s many supporters.

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