Leaburg Dam repair project
Update: For the week of July 27, the bridge across Leaburg Dam will be closed
from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. No closure on Wednesday, July 29, or Friday, July 31.
The second phase of an EWEB repair project at the Leaburg Dam is underway. Work to replace the motor and gear box for the
No. 1 roll gate started in late June 2015.
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 funtional in January 2015. A second roll gate -- the one
nearest Highway 126 -- failed in December 2014. Work is underway to replace the motor that operates the No. 1 gate by the end of 2015.
EWEB started work to install a new motor and gear box for the No. 1 roll gate beginning in late June 2015. Prior to that installation, EWEB must erect
a bulkhead immediately upstream of the No. 1 roll gate in order to isolate it from Leaburg Lake. The bulkhead structure will allow EWEB and its
contractor to open and inspect the No. 1 roll gate safely and without causing the sudden drainage of Leaburg Lake. The project will require the closure
of the bridge across Leaburg Dam on weekdays through the summer and fall. 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.