The mysterious “powers that be” have posted a sign at Bell Road stating that the road over the Percy Priest Dam will be closed Aug 1 through December. No reason given. That means the only way to the other side of the Lake is to take the interstate, and there will be no access to the welcome center and extremely popular park for 4-5 months.
I think they have to make major repairs to the dam and are keeping it quiet. There was a lot of activity with unmarked vehicles and men walking around with instruments a couple months ago. With Nashville’s flooding issues here the last two years, I suspect someone inspected this dam more closely and found some serious problems. Yet nothing has been said in the local press at all. Of course, our local press sucks.
I hope it is just to repave the road, but somehow I doubt it. And I hope they can fix it properly this time – it is an important part of our utilities grid and recreation here.