Mill Creek trail to experience closures


WALLA WALLA — The south levee trail along Mill Creek from the Mill Creek Project Office to the foot bridge across Mill Creek at Rooks Park will be closed intermittently Monday through Friday.

According to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the contractor for a concrete weir improvement project will be using heavy equipment on the gravel trail during that period. Visitors are asked to not enter the construction area when closure signs are posted.

A small portion of the east end of Rooks Park adjacent to the Mill Creek Diversion Dam forebay area will also be closed Monday for construction.

Both construction areas will be open on weekends, Corps officials said in a release.

People may use the pedestrian bridges crossing Mill Creek to bypass the work zone, but dog owners are asked to remember that pets are required to be leashed on the paved trail running along the north side of the creek.

The horse trailer parking and turnaround area just east of the Mill Creek Project office will remain closed for staging of contractor equipment. Visitors with horse trailers are encouraged to park at the Bennington Lake parking lot if they plan to ride horses on Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake lands during this period.

Information is available at 527-7160 or at


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