One Lane of Ark. 25 Across Greers Ferry Dam to Temporarily Close

Jill M. Rohrbach

For those of you traveling in the Heber Springs area, note that one lane of Ark. 25 across Greers Ferry Dam will be closed for about four months beginning in February. The temporary closure is due to construction on the dam. Stoplights will be positioned to direct traffic on one lane at a time, according to officials at the Army Corps of Engineers. The closure is being coordinated with emergency services and law enforcement agencies. Travelers should plan to use alternate routes if possible and allow extra time to reach their destination.

For more information contact the Greers Ferry Project office at (501) 362-2416, or stop by the office near the dam on Highway 25, three miles north of Heber Springs.

Located at the foot of Round Mountain in the north-central Ozarks, Greers Ferry Dam was dedicated in 1963 by the late Pres. John F. Kennedy. The dam produces Greers Ferry Lake, which is among the state’s five largest lakes with more than 30,000 acres of water surface.
It is also tops in providing great fishing, water sports, boating and camping. The award-winning reservoir served as the national model for environmental cleanliness. Corps of Engineers campgrounds and commercial parks are available, along with first-class lodging, lakeside resorts, swim areas, and fine restaurants. Shopping and historical sites are other attractions around the lake. 
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