Upgrades to the Root River Parkway between College Avenue (beginning at S. 92nd Street) east to the Root River bridge, will include reconstruction of the Whitnall Beer Garden parking lot. Parking bays will be added to the north side of the road to accommodate additional parking, and a new off road path will be constructed on the south side of the road to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. The road and parking lot reconstruction will include new pavement and replaced utilities as needed. Storm water best management practices, green infrastructure, landscaping and site restoration will also be included.

The project is scheduled to begin on Aug 22, 2022, with a target completion of spring 2023. Whitnall Beer Garden will be closed during this period.