18-055 Construction work June 4-6 to intermittently close Little Goose dam to vehicle crossings

Published June 1, 2018

STARBUCK, Wash. – Vehicle crossings at Little Goose Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 70.3 near Starbuck, Washington, will be intermittently closed June 4-6 to accommodate construction activities to occur on top of the dam, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.

Little Goose Dam vehicle-crossing closures are scheduled to occur as follows:

June 4 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 5 - noon to 5 p.m.
June 6 - Closed all day.

Access to the south shore tailrace park, picnic area and river walk at the downstream end of the navigation lock remains open to the public, as well as Little Goose Landing, located one mile upstream of the dam. The nearest bridge across the Snake River is located about 8 miles northwest of Starbuck, Washington, on Highway 261, between Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyon Ferry State Park.

Travelers can call 1-888-DAM-INFO (1-888-326-4636) for the most current dam-crossing information at all three of Walla Walla District’s dams that allow public traffic to cross the Snake River: Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus; Little Goose, near Starbuck; and Lower Granite, near Pomeroy.

Little Goose's normal vehicle-crossing schedule is slated to resume on Thursday, June 7 -- open for crossings once an hour, on the half-hour, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and closed on federal holidays unless otherwise announced. Crossing times are 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 in the morning, and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon. Tour and school buses must contact the dam at 509-399-2233, extensions 227, 231 or 253, at least 24 hours in advance for crossing authorization.

Public Affairs Office

Release no. 18-055