Right turns coming out of the River Pond Area’s east exit on the dam will temporarily be eliminated. Motorists will still be able to turn left and go across the dam.
A rehabilitation project on the stilling basin below the dam will start March 19 and last 18 to 24 months, according to the release. That work will result in the closure of a portion of Riverpond Road, the stilling basin parking and fishing area, the east half of Outlet Park (Blue River Nature Trail and shelters #3 and #4), and west entrance into Riverpond Area of Tuttle Creek State Park (all located in the downstream area of the dam).
During the overlap of this project with the spillway bridge deck replacement, access to the Riverpond Area of Tuttle Creek State Park will only be available via eastbound K-13 across the dam, according to the release.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this construction turns out, and hoping it won’t affect traffic too badly by the time the Country Stampede rolls around.
For more info, contact Tuttle Creek State Park at (785) 539-7941.