by Shannon Cay
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. June 6 and 7 to install equipment needed to refurbish the tainter gates on Bull Shoals Dam.
Laurie Driver, the spokesperson for the local office says once the necessary equipment is in place, one lane will be open while the rehab work is performed.
She says a single lane closure is scheduled on the bridge through next year.
Authorities say the closure has been coordinated with local emergency and law enforcement agencies. Driver says if you are traveling in this area, please expect delays, obey flagmen, and operate cautiously around equipment and work crews.