Personnel from the street and parks departments were working in unison Monday morning in Riverview Park where the four-way stop is being redone.

A swarm of ground bees sent personnel from the street and parks departments scurrying Monday morning in Hannibal’s Riverview Park where a joint project to redo the four-way stop got underway.

The bees were unearthed during excavation at the site before rip rap was put down.

A can of insect repellant was utilized, but it proved ineffective against the angry insects.

Despite the bees, progress was being made on Monday, according to Brian Chaplin, public works superintendent. He noted that a tree near the road was needing to be brought down.

While the intersection work is ongoing this week the popular park will be closed to vehicular traffic.

 

Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .