UPDATED: Army Corps of Engineers: Fairway Drive closed for the rest of the year due to a slide at Grapevine Lake Dam

Beginning tonight, Aug. 13, Fairway Drive will be closed to public traffic for the remainder of the year, according to Flower Mound officials. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish Army Corps of Engineers missions.

The Corps is in the initial process of repairing a shallow slide at Grapevine Lake Dam. As a part of this forthcoming repair, the Corps had intended to close the road during the construction phase only.

However, due to current weather conditions, the road is being closed now.

The Corps said it is closing the road effective Monday evening as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the public as there is a concern with vehicles on the roadway.

The dam continues to function as designed to accomplish flood risk management, water supply and other mission responsibilities.

Access to Grapevine Golf Course and Rockledge Park will only be allowed from the north. Drivers seeking access from SH 26 will be detoured to FM 2499/International Parkway.

Access from the south will only be granted to drivers going to Silver Lake Marina and Cowboys Golf Club. No through-traffic will be allowed from SH 26.

The city of Grapevine will provide electronic message boards on SH 26 alerting drivers to any updates.

For more information, please call 817-886-1306.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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