Concrete work and final grading are in process at the new site for Jerome Access on the Gasconade River, located in Phelps County about 15 miles west of Rolla. Blasting operations to remove a bluff and rough grading are complete throughout the site. The main components of the new Jerome Access site will be a half-acre gravel parking lot with ADA-accessible parking spaces and approximately 20 truck/trailer stalls, and a concrete boat ramp that will provide entry to the Gasconade. The two-acre site will also feature opportunities for bank fishing. The contract on the project was awarded to Twehous Excavating Company, Inc. Construction is expected to be completed sometime this month.