Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam expected to be open by end of July, officials say

Officials expect Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam to be open by the end of July following repairs spurred by a slide at the dam in August.

Officials expect Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam to be open by the end of July following repairs spurred by a slide at the dam in August.

Grapevine officials say Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam, which has been closed since last August due to a slide at the dam, is expected to be open again by the end of July.

Construction crews are working on two projects along Fairway. The first is the slide repair located on the downstream side of the dam, and the other is repairs to the road surface and guardrails of Fairway, John Mathney, lead ranger for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Grapevine Lake, said in an email.

Crews are currently working on the slide repair at the dam before focusing on the roadway repairs. The scope of the repair requirements is still being developed, so the total project cost is not known, Mathney said.

The Corps is paying for the slide repair project since the Grapevine Dam is owned and operated by the Corps. Fairway across the dam is leased from the Corps by the city of Grapevine, so the city will pay for the costs to repair the road surface and guardrails.

 
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.