Sweat soaked the shirts of workers as a crew worked to place a pre-fabricated restroom facility at the Slocum Creek Park in Havelock.

Despite the digging, cutting and rigging by the workers, most of the heavy lifting was left to a large crane that pulled the 55,000-pound restroom facility from a flatbed truck and put it into place at the waterfront park off Church Road.

About 10 workers from Thomas Simpson Construction in Morehead City teamed with a group from CXT, which had brought the large crane for the job.

The park has been closed as work on the fourth-phase of the park project continues.

The work includes the restroom facility, a patio area, improved access to the kayak launch along the creek and utility improvements.

The cost of the project as contracted through Thomas Simpson is $215,000, with $135,500 coming from a Coastal Area Management Act grant, with the city providing the rest, including $77,000 from its reserve account.

The park is expected to reopen on June 20.

Earlier this year, Havelock commissioners voted to spend $35,750 to receive $107,250 in state funds for the fifth phase of the project, which includes the extension of an asphalt driveway to Woodland Drive, pervious concrete parking spaces and educational signs about the site.