Fairway Drive (Dam Road) now to be closed to public indefinitely

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Repairs to the downstream embankment slope on Fairway Drive are ongoing (photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced Wednesday that the road across the Grapevine Lake Dam will remain closed to the public indefinitely.

Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam, also known as the Dam Road, has been closed to the public since August 2018 due to potentially hazardous conditions on the road observed during a routine inspection after heavy rainfall, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Ongoing investigations of the road condition are being conducted to determine the level of repair needed for safe vehicular traffic use.

In August, the road was expected to be repaired and re-opened to the public by the end of 2018. In November, that expected completion time was pushed back to the spring. And now, there’s been another delay.

“Currently, there is no estimated timeframe for reopening of Fairway Drive to the public,” the USACE news release said.

One part of the repairs is the downstream embankment slope, which has directly impacted a segment of guardrail and road, according to the USACE. Unforeseen site conditions and weather have caused delays, and that part of the work is currently projected to be completed this summer.

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5 Comments

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    Mike

    How about a southbound only toll road with a bike lane and protected pedestrian lane? Toll could float higher to manage demand. I don’t think it can be opened right now with SB 2499 messed up in the morning without a $10+ toll.

    Easily make enough money for maintenance, and the SB car lane could be built away from the downstream embankment.

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    Chris T

    I’d love to have that road back for convenience. But if it is not possible to have vehicles on it again, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE turn it into a bike/running trail. Connecting Flower Mound and Grapevine in this way would be huge!

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