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Dam Safety construction impacts recreation and roads at Lewisville Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Published Oct. 14, 2020
The Fort Worth District hosted an ‘Industry Day’ on Aug. 1 at the Lewisville Lake Office. Contractors attended the free event to learn about opportunities and required qualifications to work on the upcoming USACE Lewisville Dam Safety Modification project.

The Fort Worth District hosted an ‘Industry Day’ on Aug. 1 at the Lewisville Lake Office.Contractors attended the free event to learn about opportunities and required qualifications to work on the upcoming USACE Lewisville Dam Safety Modification project. The day will began with a presentation at the Lewisville Lake Office to explain the project, solicitation process and requirements for contractors. Immediately follow the presentation USACE reps provided a site visit of the embankment areas near Lewisville Lake dam.

Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today dam safety construction at the Lewisville Lake Dam is progressing and beginning Monday, October 19 access east of the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area pavilion will be shut down to allow construction crews to begin work in and around the Outlet Works structure.

Construction activities will prevent access to the Bittern Marsh Trail and the river during this time, there will be limited access to the Redbud Trail. Construction includes the installation of a new granular filter along a portion of the conduit as well as re-grading and paving the parking lot. The anticipated length of the closure is eight weeks.  

Embankment work on the dam is scheduled for completion in February 2021, barring weather delays. Additional contracts are scheduled for work on the auxiliary spillway at the far-east end of the dam, and for restoration of areas associated with the first two contracts. Both projects are expected to be completed in early 2027.

Public safety is our number one priority before, during and after construction. Please be aware of surroundings at all times and watch for construction activities and movement of supplies and equipment.  The timeline for construction is dependent on weather, safe management of flood water stored following rain events, and releases needed for water supply. The dam continues to perform authorized purposes of flood risk management, water supply, recreation, and environmental stewardship. Any visitors to the lake who will be near or in the water are encouraged to wear a life jacket and follow CDC protocols for COVID-19.

Additional information is available at https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Home/Lewisville-Lake-Dam/ or call the public affairs office at 817-886-1306.

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Contact
Clay Church
817-886-1314
clayton.a.church@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20-051