19-063 Corps to repair Lower Granite Visitor Center parking lot; South Shore Visitor Center temporarily closed June 1-2

Published May 30, 2019

Lower Granite South Shore Visitor Center, located at Snake River mile 107.5, near Pomeroy, Washington, will be temporarily closed Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, to accommodate asphalt maintenance work in the adjacent parking lot, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced, today.

Lower Granite Natural Resource Management maintenance staff will repair cracks in the parking lot and access road to the visitor center. While work is in progress, the area will be temporarily closed to all types of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The temporary closure is needed make sure the work crew has safe access to the entire area, and to protect visitors and their vehicles. Maintenance workers plan to clean lose rock and debris from the parking lot before patching potholes and filling cracks. A seal coat will be applied to the parking lot at a later date.

“During this closure, no public tours will be provided of the facility,” noted Park Manager Darren Opp, “but, this work will make the lot and roadway safer, prolong the asphalt’s durability and, in the long-run, save money on more-costly repairs, by preventing minor cracks and potholes from developing into bigger problems.”

For more information about this maintenance project or other nearby recreation opportunities, please contact the Natural Resource Management Office, 509-751-0250. For current dam-crossing information, call 1-888-DAM-INFO (1-888-326-4636). Follow Lower Granite Lock and Dam on Facebook for breaking-news announcements at https://www.facebook.com/LowerGraniteDam.


Public Affairs Office

Release no. 19-063