Beginning May 9, the road that crosses Gavins Point Dam, also known as the Crest Road or the spillway, will be closed for extended periods during May and June to allow workers to complete rehabilitation on the powerplant intake crane.
During the rehabilitation process, the road will be closed Monday at 7 a.m. through Friday at 5 p.m. The road will reopen each weekend on Friday afternoon and remain open until Monday morning. This cycle will continue May 9 � 27. The road will be open through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The closure cycle will begin again on Tuesday, May 31 and continue through the expected completion of the project on June 24.
During the construction period, parks in the downstream area of Gavins Point Dam may be accessed as follows:
Parks South of the Missouri River, including Nebraska Tailwaters and Nebraska�s Lewis and Clark State Recreation area (including Weigand and Burbach) � Highway 81 to highway 121 West.
Parks North of the Missouri River including Cottonwood Campground and Day Use areas, Training Dike Recreation area, Pierson Ranch, Chief White Crane and South Dakota�s Lewis and Clark Recreation Area (including Yankton, Gavins Point and Midway units) � Highway 52 West from Yankton.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers appreciates your patience during this construction period.