Highway 210’s Jay Cooke State Park Section To Re-Open Following 5-Year Closure
It’s hard to believe that 2012 was already five years ago; time seems to fly by! However for drivers who used to use Highway 210 through Jay Cooke State Park – it’s been a long five year period of a major road closure. The historic rains and floods of 2012 left the road compromised in 74 different areas, $21.3 million was spent repairing the damage, rebuilding major stretches of the road, adding sensors and monitors, and providing landscaping.
Now that the work is all done, everyone is invited to see the work! Wednesday, October 4, Highway 210 will re-open to the general public for the first time since the flooding. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will commence at 10:30 AM at the Oldenburg Shelter: 78- Highway 210 – just one mile east of the Visitor Center. After the ceremony, the highway will be open to traffic – just in time for the fall colors.