The Army Corps of Engineers will be working on the Greers Ferry Dam turbine intake gates from October through January, and this work will create intermittent traffic delays on the Arkansas Highway 25 Bridge across the dam.
The gates must be accessed from the roadway. Therefore, one lane of the highway will be closed intermittently. During construction, traffic will be limited to one-lane across the dam. Traffic lights will be placed on both ends of the dam to ensure a safe flow of traffic around the workers and equipment until the project is completed.
During actual removal or placement of the gates, both lanes of the bridge will be closed, and traffic will be re-routed to Arkansas Highways 16 and 92 around the west side of the lake. These complete road closures are currently scheduled to occur during daylight hours on the weekends of Oct. 25 and 26 and Nov. 15 and 16.
The lane and roadway closures have been coordinated with local emergency and law enforcement agencies. Officials from the Corps’ Greers Ferry Project Office regret any inconvenience this may cause. They ask motorists to drive slowly on the alternate routes because some drivers may not be familiar with the roads. Also, they urge motorists to plan around the closings and allow extra time to reach their destinations.
For more information call the Greers Ferry Project office at 501-362-2416, or stop by the office near the dam on Highway 25, three miles north of Heber Springs.
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Release no. 14-077