19-081Repairs continue on Lower Granite Visitor Center parking lot; South Shore Visitor Center temporarily closed July 12-13

Published July 8, 2019

Lower Granite South Shore Visitor Center, located at Lower Granite Lock and Dam on the lower Snake River near Pomeroy, Washington, will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, 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 sweep and then seal coat the parking lot and access road. 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. 

“No public tours of the facility will be provided during this closure,” noted Assistant Natural Resource Manager Brandon Frazier.

Maintenance Supervisor Mark Poirier added, “This work will make the parking lot and roadway safer, prolonging the asphalt’s durability, and in the long-run, save money on more-costly repairs.”

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 visitor information and breaking-news announcements at https://www.facebook.com/LowerGraniteDam.


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Release no. 19-081