HOUSTON, TEXAS - The Harris County Flood Control District has begun work on a $3.5 million construction project on the Little York Stormwater Detention Basin and the Hopper Stormwater Detention Basin. The project is located in two locations east of Highway 59 – the Hopper Stormwater Detention Basin is located north of Hopper Road, and the Little York Stormwater Detention Basin is between Langley Road and Little York Road.
This project will excavate approximately 192,000 cubic yards of soil, which is equivalent to more than 15,000 dump trucks full of dirt. When complete, the stormwater detention basins will hold approximately 200 acre-feet of stormwater, which will help reduce existing flood levels. Additionally, this project will install two additional 12’ x 10’ box culverts to improve channel conveyance below Little York Road along Halls Bayou Tributary P118-14-00. Work is expected to be completed in 2021.
“What an exciting time for East Aldine as another flood mitigation project now heads into construction. This area has been through a lot, and I’m so happy the residents will be able to see some relief in the near future,” said Adrian Garcia, Precinct 2 Commissioner. “Thank you to my colleagues at the Flood Control District who remain hard at work. While there is still so much to be done, we are headed in the right direction!”
The Little York Stormwater Detention Basin and Hopper Stormwater Detention Basin, along with the P118-14-00 channel improvements, is funded by the 2018 Flood Control District Bond Program and a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant from the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.
Construction equipment will access the work area via IH-69, Van Zandt Street, Little York Road and Langley Road. The contractor will use heavy construction equipment such as dump trucks, excavators and bulldozers to remove trees, vegetation and excavated soil. Motorists are urged to be alert to truck traffic when passing near the construction access points and along truck routes.
C-35 is the first project to break ground as part of the Halls Bayou Bond Implementation Program, a watershed-wide approach for flood mitigation for Halls Bayou. The Halls Bayou Bond Implementation Program aims to provide a holistic approach to watershed improvements by delivering projects strategically and efficiently across the watershed.
ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure. For more information about the Flood Control District, visit HCFCD.ORG or follow us @HCFCD on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest #HCFCDnews.