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Bridge over Eufaula Dam to close for road repair

Bridge over Eufaula Dam to close for road repair

Story by Stacey Reese

ULSA –State Highway 71, which traverses Eufaula Dam, will close for replacement of the bridge, March 20.

The $20 million project is funded by the State of Oklahoma, the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration, with Oklahoma providing $11 million of funding.

During construction use the following as a state highway detour during the bridge closure. Northbound - From Junction of SH 71 and SH 9, proceed east on SH 9 to Junction SH 9/SH 2, then north on SH 2 to SH 71. First responders and emergency management for the impacted counties have been notified.

Public access to the dam and construction zone will be closed to public during repairs. All public use areas, including the North and South fishing areas and ORV will remain open to the public... FULL ARTICLE

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