Construction forces temporary closure of main road inside LLELA

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published June 7, 2021
Fort Worth District partners with Texas Emergency Management for Flood Risk Management

LEWISVILLE, Texas (Dec. 9, 2020) - Stacy Gray, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Dam Safety Program Manager, discusses Lewisville Dam Safety Modification goals and progress with members of the Texas Division of Emergency Management during a tour of the Lewisville Dam. The district hosted TDEM to discuss risk management activities associated with the dam safety modification as well as planning and partnerships of related activities now and in the future. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.

Construction inside Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) is leading to the temporary closure of the main road, just east of the Visitor’s Center, from Monday, June 7 to Friday, July 2.

Crews are working to improve drainage around the new permanent road and finishing up work on the parking lot. No vehicular traffic will be allowed past the Visitor’s Center during this time, but the public will still have access to hike the Blackjack Trail.

This is the last phase of construction that impacts the public areas of LLELA associated with the $150 million Lewisville Dam Safety Modification project that began in June 2020. The dam continues to safely perform authorized purposes of flood risk management, water supply, recreation, and environmental stewardship.

The Visitor’s Center is run by volunteers and is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Anyone who wants to come to the Visitor’s Center can call 469.635.5483 or go to for more information.

Additional Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Project information is available at

Questions regarding the Lewisville Dam Safety Modification project can be directed to USACE Public Affairs Specialist Clay Church at 817-886-1314 or

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Clay Chruch
Trevor Welsh

Release no. 21-036