Luce County Road 412 Now Open to Crisp Point!

The new culvert arrived from Kentucky on Wednesday as planned and was installed by the Luce County Road Commission on Thursday, May 25.  On Friday there was some more fill work to do and they added gravel back on the road bed.  Sometime after the Holiday Weekend the Road Commission will have to do some final work but this work will not cause a complete closure of the road. However there may be some short delays while equipment is in the area.  So please stay alert and as always drive with caution when you are on County Road 412.  We recommend turning on your lights so that oncoming traffic will see you sooner.

Today will be our official opening for the year. The tower and grounds will be open. The visitors center may have limited access today as we put everything away and get it set up for the summer.  The restrooms should be open for use. The phone line was broke when the road washed out so we don’t think it will be working this weekend either. So be careful because we will not be able to call for help! Have a great summer everyone, and we’ll keep the light on for ya!

July 4, 2017 UPDATE: The phone line at the Crisp Point Visitor Center is now working again.

Luce County Road 412 Closed at 3 Mile Creek

Photo by Rick Brockway

 

Hi everyone, as many of you have already heard, Luce County Road 412 is currently closed at a washout at 3 Mile Creek.  This is along the only recommended route to Crisp Point Lighthouse.  In addition, the phone line is currently out of service to the lighthouse as the phone line was cut at this location.  We received an update from the Luce County Road Commission earlier in the week. They have talked to the MDEQ about the proposed plans for replacing the culvert on CR 412 at 3 Mile Creek. The LCRC has ordered a 6 foot diameter culvert pipe as they anticipate their approval of the proposed plan. The new culvert pipe is expected to be delivered on or about May 24th.

They are hoping to get the road opened by May 26th. But that depends on final approval by MDEQ and if the stream flow subsides as expected to allow a safe work environment and if the culvert pipe arrives by May 24th.

LCRC said they will keep us posted if things change or they get a more definite date for getting the road opened.  Let’s all hope for dry weather!

Terri Brockway looks over the damage to the road at 3 Mile Creek.

Photo by Rick Brockway

Photo by Rick Brockway

Photo by Rick Brockway

Photo by Rick Brockway

Photo by Rick Brockway

Photo by Rick Brockway