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Northbound traffic inside entrance to Lake Mac’s Martin Bay temporarily closed for project

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The road inside the Martin Bay entrance at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is closed temporarily to northbound traffic, to allow for the construction of an improved entrance. Visitors may enter at the Martin Bay entrance and go southbound only, to reach the Low Water Boat Ramp and Beach Areas 1 and 2, until Dec. 1, at which time southbound access also will close. All other areas of Shoreline Road must detour through the Arthur Bay or …

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Summit Lake sediment basin reclamation set to begin

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Summit Lake is being drawn down this week for a sediment basin reclamation project at the Burt County reservoir. Reclamation of the sediment basins on the south and west arms of the lake will begin during the fall. The south boat ramp will be modified to allow boat access during construction, which should be completed by Jan. 1, 2022. The project to remove sediments will require the reservoir be drawn down approximately 6-8 feet below normal pool …

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Dead Timber SRA campground access road reopens

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Construction has been completed and the access road to the Dead Timber State Recreation Area campground has reopened. The campground access road at the Dodge County park area was temporarily closed earlier in June so that it could be widened. Other road improvements and flood repairs also were made. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park. Permits may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org.

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Gracie Creek Pond rehabilitation project initial phase to begin

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers will notice construction work at Gracie Creek Pond on the upstream end of Calamus Reservoir in Loup County. The work is the initial phase of the pond’s rehabilitation project. Nebraska Department of Transportation crews will remove nearly 20,000 cubic yards of soil from the north and west side of the parking lot. The soil will be removed to make way for sediment to be excavated during the pond’s rehabilitation, which should begin late this summer or …

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Investment in outdoor recreation continues at Lake McConaughy

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas in 2021 will continue to see improvements to infrastructure, amenities, facilities and accessibility around the two popular reservoirs. Projects the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled for construction in 2021 are: • A large boating access project at Martin Bay and Cedar View has begun and will include improvements, such as new boat ramps and docks, accessible parking, a fish-cleaning station, restrooms and area lighting. The …

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Ponca State Park boat ramp to close for construction Oct. 14

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park’s boat ramp will be closed until further notice effective Oct. 14 so work can begin to replace it. The ramp was severely damaged during the 2019 high Missouri River flows, prompting the need to rebuild it. Visitors looking for local river access can still use the boat ramp located at Ponca State Park’s North Addition, which is approximately 5 miles north of the main park. To view an interactive map of boat ramps on …

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Game and Parks visitors will use alternate routes to access headquarters

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s headquarters in Lincoln must drive alternate routes starting in July 5 because of street construction. North 33rd Street will be closed to through traffic between Holdrege Street to Madison Avenue for repairs. From Holdrege to Huntington Avenue there will be storm drainage work and pavement repairs. 33rd Street from Holdrege Street to Madison Avenue will remain closed until asphalt is installed on the entire section. The project should be …

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