Langley – The Grand River Dam Authority has completed its federally-required inspection of the Pensacola Dam roadway. As a result, the portion of Highway 28 that crosses the dam will be reopened at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, April 11.
The inspection, required every two years, was scheduled to take place from Monday April, 9 through Friday, April 13. However, because of a complete closure of the road early in the week, crews were able to work quickly and safely and complete the project ahead of schedule.
“We understand it was an inconvenience for many drivers in the area, but we also appreciate the cooperation they showed during the closure,” said GRDA Corporate Communications Director Justin Alberty. “That cooperation allowed us to complete this project earlier than anticipated.”
Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Directly or indirectly, GRDA’s low-cost, reliable; electricity serves nearly 500,000 homes in Oklahoma and stretches into 75 of 77 counties in the state. At no cost to Oklahoma taxpayers, GRDA also manages 70,000 surface acres of lakes in the state, including Grand Lake, Lake Hudson and the W.R. Holway Reservoir. Today, GRDA’s 500 employees continue to produce the same “power for progress” that has benefited the state for 75 years.
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