U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to temporarily close Fairway Drive for Grapevine Dam repairs

Published March 28, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Grapevine Lake will be temporarily closing Fairway Drive across the Grapevine Lake Dam in order to repair an approximate 95 foot slide along the north side of the dam to the east of the spillway. Repairs could start as early as the first week in April and will last for approximately 30 days. The repairs to the dam are being accomplished by a corps of Engineers work crew from the Vicksburg District. 

The embankment slide was discovered during surveillance of the structure last year following heavy rains in November. The dam continues to function as designed and there is no immediate failure of this section of the dam but repairs need to be made in order for the continued structural integrity of the dam. These types of slides are not uncommon with earth rolled structures but do need attention in order to prevent future damage. Estimated cost of repairs are approximately $1 million and an approximate four week construction period without any major weather delays is anticipated. 

For more information, please contact the Grapevine Lake Office at 817-865-2600. 


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 Face book at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308
Clay Church
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

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