STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Lock and Dam will close to public vehicle traffic across the top of the dam Jan. 17-19, operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District, announced today.
The temporary traffic-crossing closure is necessary to ensure public safety while work is conducted on the top deck of the dam and spillway. That work includes installing new transponder equipment necessary for fish research activities, according to officials at the dam, located at Snake River Mile 70.3 near Starbuck, Wash.
The north and south shore approaches to the top of the dam will be gated – access through the construction work area will be limited during those three days to Corps employees, and authorized contractors and delivery vehicles.
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, Wash.; Little Goose, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Granite, near Pomeroy, Wash.
Release no. 12-03