Lewisville Lake Dam Repair Work Underway
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, continues its efforts to repair the 161-foot long embankment slide which occurred during the floods last year at the Lewisville Lake Dam.
Bristol General Contractors, LLC, the slide repair contractor, has been on site since last month and is constructing haul roads on government property next to the dam and has moved in their construction office trailer for on-site supervision of the $6.4 million repair of the embankment slide.
“The reconstructed embankment will be protected by stone riprap on the upstream side and Bermuda grass sod on the downstream side,” said project manager, Mike Kingston. “As part of this effort, removal and replacement of a portion of the asphalt roadway and subgrade layers along the embankment crest will be required.”
The slide was discovered within hours of occurring during the flood event in late June by lake personnel who were monitoring the dam around the clock due to the high pool levels. These types of slides are typical on earthen-rolled dams but do require attention to ensure the continued integrity of the structure.
The $6.4 million project is scheduled for completion this summer.