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T-15 will be down to one lane relating to construction of hydroelectric project

One lane of T-15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam will be closed so that workers can safely widen that section of road in order to add a turning lane. The widened road and turning lane will give workers access to the future intake structure for the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project that will be constructed at the dam. Signage indicating the one-lane closure will be placed at each end of the dam. Traffic will be limited to one lane each weekday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19. It is hoped that the work will be completed by Friday, Aug. 28. Both lanes of the road will be open on Saturday and Sunday. The road will be completely closed later in the fall. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), which is building the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, will issue a notice prior to that closure. MRES also has developed a website at www.redrockhydroproject.com that will include up-to-date information about the project. For more information, contact MRES Director of Member and Public Relations Bill Radio, phone: 605-338-4042; e-mail: bill.radio@mrenergy.com. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-14

Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering free tours of Locks and Dam #15 every Saturday through August 30th. These tours will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will each last one hour. [Read More]
Published: Aug-05-14

Lake Red Rock Update: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Several recreation areas at Lake Red Rock have reopened: The Whitebreast Beach, South Overlook boat ramp, and the Volksweg Trail adjacent to the marina are now open for public use. For the most current lake level, dam outflow and forecast information, check out www.rivergages.com. If you have questions, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690. Email: lakeredrock@usace.army.mil [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-14

Red Rock North Tailwater Area to be Closed During Construction of Hydroelectric Plant

The North Tailwater area near the Red Rock Dam will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 4 to enable construction of hydroelectric facilities at the Dam. The closure will extend until construction of the project is completed in the spring of 2018. The closure will include the North Tailwater Recreation Area of Lake Red Rock, and a section of the Volksweg Trail from Howell Station Campground to North Overlook Picnic Area in that vicinity. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-14

Corps of Engineers, DNR celebrate project completion for Peoria Upper Islands

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and its partner, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the completion of the Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. outside the Gateway Building located at 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, Ill. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-14

Shady Creek and Kilpeck Landing Recreation Areas Open

Rock Island, IL - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the re-opening of Shady Creek and Kilpeck Landing Recreation Areas, on July 25, 2014. The areas were closed for a time due to the floodwaters. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-14

Locks and Dam # 15 Tours Resume

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that tours of Locks and Dam #15 will resume on Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 & 2:00. The Visitor Center hours of operation are: Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14

Grant River Recreation Area Reopens

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the reopening of the Grant River Recreation Area at 4 pm on July 18, 2014. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14

Partial Opening for Thomson Recreation Areas

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the some of the Thomson Recreation Areas are beginning to reopen or partially reopen as flood waters recede and the areas are cleaned up and made safe for public entry. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14

Public invited to open house to discuss improving habitat in McGregor Lake

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is initiating a study to improve habitat at and around McGregor Lake of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Prairie du Chien, Wis. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14
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