WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Work to replace the needle gate at the headworks of Yellowhawk Creek at the Division Works Dam will require temporary closure of the road access from Aug. 26 to the end of September according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials.
Site and electrical improvements will occur from August 26 to September 2, while, new concrete panels and gates will be installed during the weeks of September 9 and 16.
Signs will be posted requesting pedestrian/bike traffic to be aware of the impacted area from the road on the south side of the diversion dam and bridge crossing Mill Creek at the diversion dam. In addition, the contractor may use some nearby staging areas as well.
For safety, visitors should respect all closed areas, and be aware of construction vehicles and trucks traveling along the gravel and paved roads on the project during this period.
For more information about this project or for general information about Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake, call the Mill Creek office at 509-527-7160. Rangers encourage visitors to “like” and “follow” Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake on Facebook for breaking-news and public-access announcements at www.facebook.com/millcreekdam.
Release no. 19-094