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Highway 221 lane to close at dam for up to two years

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 9:04 AM
Last updated 7:30 PM
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One lane of U.S. Highway 221 at Thurmond Dam will be closed during a repair project that could take up to two years.

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The project, which consists of repairs to dam gates, is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

In September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $2.6 million contract to Construction Services Group from Charleston. Sub­con­tractors, including Augusta Industrial Coatings, will assist in the repairs.

According to a corps release, the repairs should not affect lake levels.

From 2010 to 2012, contractors repaired the lifting arms and applied a new protective coating on the spillway gates as part of the Amer­ican Recovery and Reinvest­ment Act, which resulted in a similar lane closure on U.S. 221. During that project, the corps was required to maintain lake levels at least two feet below full pool to ensure worker safety.

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soapy_725 01/10/14 - 10:16 am
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Can the Corps multitask? Water level & traffic at the same time?
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Can the Corps multitask? Water level & traffic at the same time?

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soapy_725 01/10/14 - 10:17 am
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Just reduce it to one lane all the time. Its only a US Hwy.
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Just reduce it to one lane all the time. Its only a US Hwy.

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soapy_725 01/10/14 - 10:18 am
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Maybe Mr Scott could bring his ferry out of moth balls.
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Maybe Mr Scott could bring his ferry out of moth balls.

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soapy_725 01/10/14 - 10:19 am
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Nope. The Corps confiscated the ferry with all of the land.
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Nope. The Corps confiscated the ferry with all of the land.

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