Intermittent road closures planned for T-15 over dam
Short-duration road closures will occur along Highway T-15 at the Red Rock Dam beginning mid to late August in conjunction with the construction of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project. These daily intermittent closures will occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and continue through the month of October.
The road closures will be less than an hour in length and variable message boards will be posted along T-15 on both the Pella and Knoxville sides of the dam to inform drivers. “While we regret any inconveniences these closures might cause to people in the area, they are necessary for the safety of the public and crews working on the hydroelectric project,” said Joni Livingston, director of Member Services and Communications for Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), which is building the project.
MRES will issue a press release prior to the implementation of the road closures with additional information and specifics about when the closures will begin.