Reclamation would like to notify the public that the road crossing Guernsey Dam will be closed for most of the non-irrigation season to accommodate rehabilitation of the Guernsey North Spillway Gate. The project is expected to start on October 1, 2016 and be completed no later than April 15, 2017. Road closure signs and gates will be installed prior to the commencement of the work.
Guernsey State Park will remain open throughout the construction period, with the exception of the day use area below the dam. Recreation facilities on the south side of the reservoir will continue to be accessible via Lakeshore Drive. Because Lakeshore Drive will be closed at the dam, recreation facilities on the north side of the reservoir will be accessible by taking Highway 270 north from Guernsey to Hartville, then Highway 317 to Lakeshore Drive at the north entrance to the park.
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