Dam Road Detour Looms
3-Week Hardy Dam Road Closure to Begin July 20
NEWAYGO, Mich. – Consumers Energy announced Hardy Dam Road will be closed both directions for approximately three weeks beginning July 20.
The temporary closure is needed to allow crews to safely perform soil studies at Hardy Dam for a future auxiliary spillway project there.
Detour signs will direct motorists south to Croton Drive as the shortest alternative route.
“We have planned our work to minimize the detour time for our valued neighbors and visitors,” said Neil Dziedzic, executive director of hydro operations for Consumers Energy. “We are proud of our ongoing commitment to enhance the integrity and safety of our river hydro facilities, and we certainly appreciate the patience of those impacted by the detour.”
All recreational access sites on both sides of Hardy Dam – Hardy Dam Marina and launch, Operators Village Park, and the canoe portage -- will remain open during the road closure.
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