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Lakeshore Drive across Guernsey Dam Temporarily Closed

Media Contact: Lyle Myler, (307) 261-5676,

For Release: September 08, 2016

MILLS, Wyo. -- Reclamation would like to notify the public that the road crossing Guernsey Dam will be closed for most of the non-irrigation season to accommodate rehabilitation of the Guernsey North Spillway Gate. The project is expected to start on October 1, 2016, and be completed no later than April 15, 2017. Road closure signs and gates will be installed prior to commencement of the work.

A contract for the gate rehabilitation project has been awarded to Lillard & Clark Construction Company of Denver, Colo. The work will involve cleaning, recoating, and replacing worn components of the gate. This project is important for the continued reliable operation of the spillway and the dependable delivery of water to the water users.

Guernsey State Park will remain open throughout the construction period, with the exception of the day use area below the dam. Recreation facilities on the south side of the reservoir will continue to be accessible via Lakeshore Drive. Because Lakeshore Drive will be closed at the dam, recreation facilities on the north side of the reservoir will be accessible by taking Highway 270 north from Guernsey to Hartville, then Highway 317 to Lakeshore Drive at the north entrance to the park.

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