Construction to close portions of Mill Creek trail

The segments that will be out of commission are near Rooks Park and the Mill Creek Dam.


WALLA WALLA -- Construction will close parts of the Mill Creek Trail near Rooks Park and the Mill Creek Dam starting today.

The closure is due to work to install a system to monitor water seeping through a diversion dike at Mill Creek. The work is part of an ongoing Dam Safety Program by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Rooks Park will remain seasonally closed to vehicles until April 1, but pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to access the park from the Mill Creek Trail near the western-most side of the park. Parking is available at the Mill Creek Project office or at Bennington Lake.

The foot bridge crossing Mill Creek just downstream of the dam will remain accessible. Visitors should also be aware of construction vehicles and trucks entering and exiting the work site near the entrance to Rooks Park.

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Map of the closed-off area:


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