FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun embankment repair work to remedy longstanding erosion behind the Sam Rayburn reservoir project office and along the shoreline of Overlook Park. The repair work will prevent additional erosion and help stabilize the shoreline and facilities located at the reservoir and park by putting rip rap stone protection in place.
To ensure public safety, Overlook Park, the project construction site, and adjacent shoreline will remain a restricted area and closed to the public for the duration of the project. The public may experience slow traffic and minor delays related to the work and construction along Recreation Route 255 across the dam as materials and equipment are delivered to the work site.
The work is scheduled to be completed in January 2018 at which time public access will resume.
For more information on the repair work, contact Bart Dearborn, Sam Rayburn Lake Manager or the Sam Rayburn Project Office at 409-384-5716.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth
Release no. 17-051