Royal Lake Rehabilitation Project Meeting

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

June 20, 2007

 Royal Lake Auxiliary Spillway Rehabilitation Project
Informational Meeting on June 26

An informational meeting on the Royal Lake Auxiliary Dam Rehabilitation Project is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bonnie Brae Elementary School, 5420 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax.

The Royal Lake Auxiliary Dam Spillway was constructed three decades ago in 1976 and, according to federal officials, no longer meets today’s design and safety criteria. While the chance for a structural failure is deemed very remote, studies have shown some residences and roadways would be at risk should there be a catastrophic failure of the dam.

The project’s contractor will give a presentation on the time frame for construction, tree removal, trail relocation and answer residents’ questions. Fairfax County engineers also will be at the meeting.

The Royal Lake Task Force, composed of community leaders, neighbors and residents living near the lake collaborated on a plan acceptable to all affected parties. The plan has been approved and funded.

For more information, contact the Braddock District Office at 703-425-9300, TTY 711.


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