16-085 Tammany Creek trailhead-improvement project begins near Hells Gate Park; Visitor access temporarily closes Dec. 5

Published Dec. 2, 2016

LEWISTON, Idaho – Work to improve the Tammany Creek trailhead entrance to Hells Gate Habitat Management Unit, near Lewiston, Idaho, will begin Dec. 5, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Lower Granite Natural Resource Management Office announced, today.  

Corps maintenance staff will use heavy construction vehicles and equipment to gravel Tammany Creek trailhead’s eroding entrance and install a tiered pedestrian walkway on one side, with a sloped bike path on the other side.  

The trailhead improvement project is anticipated to take about three weeks to complete. To help minimize safety risks, the work zone will be closed to public access during the first two weeks of work, while construction equipment is being operated. Crossing work-zone barriers could present a potential risk to life-safety. 

“Public safety is a priority for the Corps, so we’re asking folks to stay safe by staying clear of the Tammany Creek trailhead during the construction period,” stated Corps Wildlife Biologist, Matt DeBerard.   

For more information about the Corps’ recreation areas, visit the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil and click on “Recreation.”



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