Hwy 221 lane to close for spillway gate repairs at Thurmond Dam

By: Staff
By: Staff

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WRDW) -- One lane will close on Highway 221 at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam in order to repair the dam's spillway gates, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District said.

The repair project is scheduled to begin on Jan. 14 and may take up to two years to complete, according to a release. Workers will inspect and make repairs to 20 of the 23 spillway gates at the dam as required by the Corps' dam safety program.

The project should not affect lake levels.

The Corps awarded the current $2.6 million contract to Construction Services Group of Charleston, S.C., in September 2013. The contractor plans to enlist the help of local sub-contractors, including Augusta Industrial Coatings, according to a release.

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