Big Sandy Access Area will be closed beginning the night of Friday, October 5th. The USACE has awarded a large construction contract that includes multiple parks, and multiple phases of work. The area will be considered a construction site for the duration of the contract. In Big Sandy, the work to be performed includes seal coating and striping the existing paved parking area, the addition of a new paved auxiliary (non-trailer) parking area, and the replacement of the guard post and cable with new pipe rail fencing. In addition, once the work is complete USACE will be working to replace signage in the park. The work is scheduled to take approximately 120 days to complete, weather permitting. USACE officials aniticipate that the park will reopen in early March 2019.