Arizona’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area has nearly $237 million in maintenance projects that have been put off for a year or longer, according to KLAS.
At Lake Mead, Christie Vanover says roads and campgrounds have high priorities. Vanover is a public affairs officer for Lake Mead and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, which is still in planning and does not figure into deferred maintenance.
Vanover said about $200 million of Lake Mead’s deferred projects are for roads. About $10 million is for campgrounds.
Two projects Lake Mead is currently working on, Boulder Beach campground and the access road to Willow Beach, are a high priority.
Boulder Beach campground is a $1.5 million project that kicked off on Monday (Sept. 23). About 50 campsites will be improved, and the entire campground will be repaved. RV and tent sites will be made larger and will get concrete pads. During the project, sites in loops A, B, C and D will remain open. Those sites were recently renovated.
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