Even though the weather hasn’t cooperated much with many outdoor projects this spring so far, the construction of the Koontz Lake Dam project seems to be on schedule.
Work is being done to replace the Koontz Lake Dam and straighten out the curve in the road that passes over the dam on State Road 23. According to officials, work is about 15% complete and work will begin on the piers for the new bridge soon. The project is expected to be complete in May of 2012.
The Koontz Lake Mill was once located on the construction grounds and work there was slowed earlier this spring when archaeologists worked to preserve about 35% of the Koontz Lake Mill’s original 19th century foundation before more work continued on the project.