LEWISVILLE, Texas --
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, recently awarded the first of three construction contracts associated with the $150 million Lewisville Dam Safety Modification project. The first contract, totaling $39.1 million for embankment modifications, will reduce risk by constructing improved seepage collection systems, and several earthen berms. A filter will be placed at the downstream end of the outlet works conduit. A portion of the crest road used for surveillance of the dam will also be replaced.
The City of Lewisville provided $6.5 million of the $39.1 million to the Corps to include relocation of City owned and operated water lines that currently run along the toe of the dam within the footprint of the Corps’ modifications.
Recreation access will be rerouted during construction, and some areas may be temporarily inaccessible during construction for the safety of our recreational users.
Additional Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Project information is available at https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Home/Lewisville-Lake-Dam/.
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: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/
Release no. 19-019