Granite wins $160m contract for Leon Hurse Dam project in Texas


US-based infrastructure company Granite has won a $160m contract from Upper Trinity Regional Water District for work on the Leon Hurse Dam project in Ladonia, Texas.

The project is part of the overall Lake Ralph Hall project, which is said to be one of newest lakes in Texas and also claimed to be one of the state’s biggest water projects in the last 30 years.

Scope of work under the contract involves construction of new earthen dam, as well as structural, electrical, mechanical, and architectural facilities.

Granite will also be responsible for the construction of a new 3.7km-long, 108-ft-tall zoned earthen embankment dam including a 705-ft long, 104-ft-tall roller compacted concrete and cast-in-place (CIP) concrete spillway.

It will also include construction of a 120-ft-wide labyrinth weir overflow section, an excavated earthen emergency spillway, a CIP concrete intake structure including sluice gates, screens, stop logs, and a vertical lift bridge crane, CIP concrete valve vault structure housing and a mortar lined steel pipeline.

Construction work on the project is expected to commence in July this year.

Upon completion, the project is expected to 45 million gallons of water per day to people in Collin, Denton, and Fannin counties.

Granite regional vice president Matt Shepherd said: “Granite has a long history of collaboration and experience working on complex dam projects in Texas and across the U.S.

“Granite’s work on the Leon Hurse Dam will continue our role of constructing important dam structures and water resource projects in Texas.”

Last month, Granite was awarded a $34m contract by the Arizona Department of Transportation for a roadway rehabilitation project in Tucson.


Granite secures $160m contract for Leon Hurse Dam project in Texas. Credit: Russ McElroy from Pixabay.

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