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Road Across Anderson Ranch Dam Open Full Time Temporarily

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According to a news article on the Bureau of Reclamation website, the work that has caused the daily closure of the road that crosses the Anderson Ranch Dam has been stopped until June 11th, 2011. This means the Dam Road will not be closed at all. It was closed Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

This a good news for outdoor recreation folks wishing to access the area north of Anderson Dam and the South Fork of the Boise River during weekdays. I'll be heading over that road very soon and thankfully I won't have to take the Prairie Cut-off Road instead.

Anderson Ranch Dam Road is Open Full Time
Photo made on Feb 28th, 2009 from the north side looking across the downstream side of the dam wall.

Here is a cut/paste from that article
Anderson Ranch Dam Work to be Temporarily Delayed
The Bureau of Reclamation is temporarily delaying construction activities on the roadway that crosses Anderson Ranch Dam effective immediately due to heavy rains. Anderson Ranch Dam is located on the South Fork of the Boise River about 28 miles northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho.

Recent heavy rainfall is causing delays for the contractor, PNK Constructors, to proceed with the work at this time. Traffic will still be allowed to cross over the dam crest, but motorists should exercise caution while driving over uneven road surfaces. Operators of heavy trucks or equipment are advised to examine the roadway surface prior to crossing.

Construction activities will resume on July 11, and will be completed by August 12. Construction at Anderson Ranch Dam was intended to raise the dam’s crest 4 feet and create a 19-foot, one-way travel lane with an asphalt cap. PNK Constructors of Coalville, Utah, was awarded the $386,050 contract on September 20, 2010.

Reclamation built the Anderson Ranch Dam in 1950 as part of the Arrowrock Division of the Boise Project. This is a multipurpose facility that provides for irrigation, flood control, hydropower, and recreation.

For more information about the project contact Mr. John Tiedeman, Activity Manager with the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region at (208) 378-5034.

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