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Temporary Closure of the Lower Argo Cascades Starting April 28

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April 27, 2020 - ​Beginning Tuesday, April 28 and expected to last for two days (weather permitting), the Argo Cascades will be closed to watercraft. Those using watercraft on this area of the river will need to portage and follow signs to safely get to the nearby launch. The Argo Cascades are expected to reopen Thursday, April 30.

The closure is necessary in order for work to begin to the pedestrian bridge at the bottom of the Argo Cascades, located along the Border-to-Border trail. The pedestrian bridge, which will be closed for approximately two weeks, is being replaced with a new bridge and a protective concrete deck to minimize long-term maintenance.

While the temporary closure is an inconvenience to users, the repairs to the bridge will provide longer-term durability. The city thanks park and river users in advance for their patience.

Any questions can be directed to Landscape Architect/Park Planner Hillary Hanzel at hhanzel@a2gov.org. Please see the lower Argo Cascades closure - portage map (PDF) for further details on the closure.

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Contact Information

Hillary Hanzel
Park Planner/Landscape Architect
734.794.6230, ext. 42548
hhanzel@a2gov.org


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