Reclamation to close Lake Way and Cascade Dam bridges

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, aross@usbr.gov

For Release: April 10, 2018

CASCADE, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation is temporarily closing Lake Way Bridge and Cascade Dam Spillway Bridge April 11, 2018, to perform routine inspections near Cascade Dam in Cascade.

“This action is necessary to allow work crews to access the bridge safely,” said Brent Jensen, facility supervisor. “Normal traffic use will resume as soon as the work is completed.”

The closure is estimated to last from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crew members inspect the bridges. Vista Point Boulevard can be used to bypass the traffic delays.

Cascade Dam was constructed in 1948 and serves as a multipurpose facility, providing water for irrigation, hydropower, recreation, and flood control.

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