Ozark National Scenic Riverways Announces Temporary Closure of Sinking Creek Access During Construction at Sinking Creek Bridge

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Date: October 4, 2017
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

VAN BUREN, MO:  Ozark National Scenic Riverways announces that the Sinking Creek access, including the campground and gravel bar, will be temporarily closed to the public to allow for highway construction associated with the new Sinking Creek bridge project on Highway 19. The temporary closure is expected to begin on October 16 and be completed by November 3.  

The construction will involve connecting the new Sinking Creek bridge to Highway 19. As part of this project, the entrance road into Sinking Creek access will be modified to connect to the new highway alignment.  The old road leading onto the temporary bridge over Sinking Creek will also be removed at this time. The Missouri Department of Transportation will install temporary signal lights to manage one lane of traffic around the work zone. The Sinking Creek bridge and river access are located near Round Spring, approximately 15 miles north of Eminence on Highway 19. The Sinking Creek campground will only be closed for as long as necessary to complete the project and will be reopened as soon as the road construction is complete.

For more information, visit the park’s Facebook page, the park’s website at www.nps.gov/ozar or phone (573)323-4236.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.

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Last updated: October 16, 2017

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