Construction in Poe Springs Park Nears Completion
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. - The gates to the park are still open but with the springs closed for construction, fewer people and less money have been flowing in.
Conditions like Tropical Storm Debby, bringing floodwater that brought construction to a standstill.
Alachua County Parks Superintendent, Rob Avery says Debby,“...flooded the whole area and water stayed high for quite some time before it would drop down so we can start doing the work again. And that created some other issues as well as siltation and having to cleanup and getting the area ready for construction again.”
But the renovations and construction had to continue in order for the springs to reopen.
The stairs leading into the springs deteriorated to the point that it became unsafe for swimmers to enter and exit the water.
So far more than 186-thousand dollars have been spent on the project.
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