MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. March 13 and 14, weather permitting, to install equipment needed to refurbish the tainter gates on Bull Shoals Dam. However, one lane will remain closed from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. each day.
Then beginning March 15, only one lane will remain closed while the rehab work is performed. The single lane closure is scheduled until fall 2017.
Additional road closures, of up to two days will be scheduled about every eight weeks, to move equipment, as work progresses.
The closure has been coordinated with local emergency and law enforcement agencies. Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office regret any inconvenience this may cause. If you are traveling in this area, please expect delays, obey flagmen, and operate cautiously around equipment and work crews.
For more information, contact the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700.
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Release no. 17-021