19-068 Corps to seal-coat Lower Granite Visitor Center parking lot; South Shore Visitor Center temporarily closed June 8-9

Published June 4, 2019

Lower Granite South Shore Visitor Center, located at Snake River mile 107.5, near Pomeroy, Washington, will be temporarily closed Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 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 apply a seal coat to the parking lot area around 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.

The asphalt maintenance 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, according to Park Manager Darren Opp.

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. 19-068