Winfield Access to Close!

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    DANZIG New Member

    West Virginia
    Winfield Fishing Access to Close for Improvements

    Huntington, WV (HNN) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will temporarily close the Route 35 fishing access area at Winfield Locks and Dam beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 for construction of improvements to the area.

    Improvements to the fishing access site will include a paved parking area and an access walkway from the parking area to the riverbank that will extend about 700 feet along the shoreline. This walkway meets federally required accessibility standards. In addition, stone slope protection on the riverbank will be replaced to improve bank stabilization. Construction is expected to last approximately four to six months; that timeframe could vary depending upon the weather and water levels.

    The Corps will host an information meeting regarding the temporary closure Monday, August, 18, 2008, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Redhouse Building, 401 Roosevelt Boulevard, in the Homestead Room, Eleanor, W.Va. Fishing access on the Eleanor side of the Kanawha River below Winfield Locks and Dam will remain open.

    For additional information, contact Mike Keathley, project manager, 304-399-5864 or the Public Affairs Office, 304-399-5353.
  2. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

    I thought that this was bad news, Lawrence, but it looks like the improvements will be great once they finish.

    Of course, that depends on your perspective.

    Some "turkeys" decided to build ADA-accessible fishing piers upriver on the Blackwater River near Davis; they successfully destroyed one of the most beautiful areas on the river. Few drive back the rough access road to get to the pier, and the ones who do catch nothing but an occassional sunfish from the pier. The few trout in this area moved on upstream.

    In this case, the situation appears to be different--I hope so! :wink: