EAST HANNIBAL, Illinois --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed the John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal, Illinois, until further notice. The closure, which is anticipated to last until later this fall, will allow maintenance crews to transport rock and heavy equipment into the area for wing dam repairs in Pool 22 of the Mississippi River.
To allow for fireworks viewing during the 4th of July event in Hannibal, Missouri, the area will be re-opened for one day, July 4, and reclose again at midnight.
For more information Mississippi River Project recreation areas visit www.missriver.org or call 309-794-5338.
Release no. 20-049