Campers won’t be able to enjoy the flood-damaged Old Highway 86 Park on Table Rock Lake this summer, but can look forward to some major improvements when the park reopens. The park remains closed due to last year’s extensive damage…
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That’s Civil Engineering Technician Larry Hurley with the Corps of Engineers’ Table Rock Lake office, who says repair and replacement work going on through the summer will improve the popular Old Highway 86 Park, which was in good shape structurally before the flooding, but out of date by today’s camping standards. Hurley says the new longer, wider campsites will have water and upgraded electricity, with a few more sites added. The park rehab will cost just over a million dollars, and is paid for with supplemental funds to the Corps as a result of the flooding.
Ongoing repairs mean Old Highway 86 Park on Table Rock Lake won’t be available to campers this summer, but when the work is done, the park will be better than before. That from Civil Engineering Technician Larry Hurley with the Corps of Engineers’ Table Rock Lake office, who says the ongoing project to restore the flood-damaged park will also bring it up to date…
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Hurley says the Old Highway 86 Park was under water for so long after flooding in 2011, that major erosion occurred underneath the campsites, retaining walls fell, asphalt became soft and electric service was damaged. He says the cost of the rehab will total more than a million dollars, paid for by supplemental federal funds to the Corps as a result of the flooding.
Campers can look forward to a new and improved Old Highway 86 Park on Table Rock Lake when more than a million dollars in repairs and upgrades are completed. Civil Engineering Technician Larry Hurley with the Corps of Engineers’ Table Rock Lake office says because the damage due to last year’s flooding is so extensive, the park is closed again this summer, but when it re-opens, it will be better than before…
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Hurley says the new campsites will be larger, and have up to date standards, including water service and upgraded electricity. The work is paid for by supplemental funds to the Corps after the 2011 flooding.