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International Boundary and Water CommissionUnited States Section
For immediate releaseMarch 26, 2018
AMISTAD DAM ROAD TO CLOSE APRIL 4 FOR DAM MAINTENANCEThe Amistad Dam Road at the United States Port of Entry near Del Rio, Texas, will be closed all day Wednesday, April 4 due to heavy duty equipment on the dam for maintenance work. The closure does not affect access to the Air Force Marina. However, motorists interested in traveling to or from Mexico are notable to cross at Amistad Dam and instead are advised to cross at the Del Rio-Acuña International Bridge.The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has arranged for the closure so that heavy equipment can perform work on the bulk gates. The bulk gates require a crane to pull the bulk gate out of the water to be inspected for annual maintenanceAmistad Dam Road is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. The Commission is committed to reopening the Amistad Dam Road as soon as it is safe to do so.The International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, is responsible for applying the boundary and water treaties between the two countries. In accordance with the treaties and other international agreements, the Commission operates and maintains Amistad Dam.For more information:Lori Kuczmanski915-832-4106Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org