Fairway Drive over Grapevine Lake Dam to stay closed, no date set for reopening


Fairway Drive will remain closed to public traffic indefinitely, according to an Army Corps of Engineers news release sent Jan. 30. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish Corps missions.

Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam has been closed since August due to a slide at the dam. The Corps is in the process of repairing the slide and had intended to close the road during the construction phase only. But when heavy rainfall at the end of the summer hit the dam, the Corps noticed potentially dangerous conditions on the road, the release said.

“Ongoing investigations of the road condition are being conducted to determine the level of repair needed for safe vehicular traffic use,” the Corps stated. “Currently, there is no estimated timeframe for reopening of Fairway Drive to the public.”

Crews continue to work on the repair of the dam’s embankment slope in the meantime. The repair has affected a segment of guardrail and road, and site conditions and weather have caused delays, according to the release. The repair of the slope is expected to finish this summer.

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, call 817-886-1306.

Fairway Drive is closed. (via Courtesy Grapevine Police Department)

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  1. Honestly I think they should just relocate the Cowboy’s Golf Club, and the Golf Course as well, so the Army Corps has better access in the future to fix it. It’s gonna fail again eventually, over time, and we have some expensive stuff precariously close to this giant wall of water held back by a dirt embankment. I say, sell the land back to the Army Corps, buy new land for the Cowboy’s Golf Club and GV Golf Course, and start there. Relocating those things will help save money in the long run, in the event there’s a breach of the Dam wall, which seems highly likely to happen because of the weather issues.

  2. Who can assist in getting this road open again? Heard that the issue is federal funding and the Corps has not allocated any funds for this project to continue? Is that true? Can any of our elected officials help in getting this project funded and the road re-opened?

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Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.
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