by Shannon Cay
BEAVER, Ark. – Work on Beaver Dam in Carroll County will require a section of Arkansas187 that crosses the dam to be closed for the next two weeks.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation says the section of Arkansas 187 on the dam will be closed until March 25. This will allow crews from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove and repair the dam’s intake gates.
Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers say the closure is being coordinated with emergency services and law enforcement agencies. Corps officials ask travelers to plan alternate routes and allow extra time to reach their destinations.
The recommended alternate route for travelers is Highway 62. Traffic will be controlled with signs and traffic cones until the bridge opens back up at the end of the month.