Leaburg Dam repair project
Leaburg Dam

The third and final phase of an EWEB repair project at the Leaburg Dam is underway. Work to replace the motor and gear box for the No. 3 roll gate started in early June 2016, and will continue through mid-November 2016.

Why repairs are necessary

The Leaburg Dam features three roll gates, which regulate the volume of water spilled from the dam. The motor that controls the No. 2 roll gate failed in early 2012. An EWEB contractor installed a new motor and gear box to operate the gate, and the gate became fully functional in January 2015. A second roll gate -- the one nearest Highway 126 -- failed in December 2014. That gate was repaired in 2015. Work to repair the No. 3 roll gate motor, closest to Lloyd Knox Park, started in June 2016.

Work plan

The project will require the closure of the bridge across Leaburg Dam on weekdays through the summer and fall. The road across the dam will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.