Reclamation to close Cascade dam road for maintenance

Media Contact: Edna Rey-Vizgirdas, 208-378-5212

For Release: June 18, 2018

CASCADE, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation will temporarily close the roadway across Cascade Dam to the public while maintenance work is performed between June 25 and June 29, 2018, from Lake Way to Shore Drive.

Maintenance of the roadway is necessary for the continued safe and reliable access of the public, operating personnel, and emergency services to and across Cascade Dam.

"We realize that this temporary roadway closure will be an inconvenience to the public, but it is essential for public safety and to provide a safe working environment for the crews,” said Vicki Hoffman, Middle Snake Field Office Operations and Maintenance Manager.

Temporary access restrictions on Cascade Dam Road will include vehicles and pedestrians. Lake Way or Vista Point Boulevard may be used as alternate routes for recreation access during the closure.

Cascade Dam is located in Valley County on the North Fork of the Payette River, about one-half mile northwest of Cascade, Idaho, or about 79 miles north of Boise, Idaho.

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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