Red Rock Dam Road to Open to Traffic Saturday

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Highway T-15 Across Red Rock Dam in Marion County (Roger Riley WHO-HD photo)

Highway T-15 Across Red Rock Dam in Marion County (Roger Riley WHO-HD photo)

PELLA, Iowa- After months of construction, Highway T-15 across the Red Rock Dam will reopen to traffic on Saturday.

“We know that the closure of T-15 is a significant inconvenience to local commuters” said Joni Livingston, director of Member Services and Communications for Missouri River Energy Services (M.R.E.S.). “The construction crews are working as hard as they can to get T-15 reopened as soon as possible while maintaining safety for the workforce and drivers.”

M.R.E.S. reports that work is nearly complete on a wall under T-15. When the road reopens, there may be some periods when the road closes briefly every three to four days.

“Completion of that wall depends on many factors including weather and Lake Red Rock water levels and inflows,” Livingston said. “Because of that, we can’t predict how long the work will take, but we will make every effort to keep people up to date as it progresses.”

While the construction progresses there will be a 35 mph speed limit on the road through the area across  the dam.