C-11 Project Brays

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November 9, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court has approved the execution of IRS Form 8283 in order to accept a temporary construction easement.

November 9, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved extension of the active construction date on Brays Bayou at MacGregor Park in connection with a City of Houston right of entry agreement.

November 9, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved extension of the active construction date on Brays Bayou at Gragg Park in connection with a City of Houston right of entry agreement.

September 28, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $1,046,312 utility adjustment agreement in connection with the South 75th Street bridge project.

September 28, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $1,653,455 utility adjustment agreement in connection with the Buffalo Speedway bridge project.

September 14, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a change in contract of $402,527 in support of the South Rice and Chimney Rock bridges projects.

September 14, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a change in contract of $133,216 for engineering services in support of Project Brays.

August 10, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $40,320 utility agreement in connection with the Chimney Rock bridge project; and acknowledged completion of the Greenbriar bridge replacement, the Stella Link bridge extension and the Ardmore bridge replacement

June 29, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $131,409 for additional design, bidding, and construction phase engineering services in support of the Lawndale Bridge project.

June 29, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $2,225,602 for additional design, bidding, and construction phase, construction management, construction inspection, staff augmentation and other related engineering services for bridge modification projects.

June 29, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $69,781 and 9 calendar days in support of construction of the Stella Link Bridge project.

June 8, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $15,508 for construction stage engineering services in support of this project.

June 8, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $134,177 for construction stage engineering services in support of this project.

June 8, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the execution of the first amendment to the City of Houston Gus Wortham Park and Golf Course Right of Entry agreement in support of this project.

June 8, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the execution of the first amendment to the City of Houston Mason Park Right of Entry agreement in support of this project.

June 8, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the execution of the first amendment to the City of Houston Hermann Park Right of Entry agreement in support of this project.

May 25, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $70,020 agreement with a firm for additional construction stage engineering services in support of the South Rice Avenue and Chimney Rock Road bridge replacement project. The court also approved a change order adding 69 calendar days and resulting in no change to the construction contract amount in connection with Project Brays.

May 11, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a change in contract for the South Rice Avenue and Chimney Rock bridges, resulting in an increase of $18,920 to the contract amount for construction stage services in support of this project.

April 27, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $41,923 increase in contract amount for construction services for the Stella Link Bridge Extension and Ardmore Bridge replacement on Segment 109A.

March 30, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a utility adjustment agreement in connection with Project Brays near Forest Hill Bridge.

February 26, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with the City of Houston for a right of entry license in support of the rehabilitation of the South 75th Street bridge project.

February 26, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an amendment in the amount of $118,920 for additional design, bidding, and construction phase engineering services in support of this project.

February 26, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to execute an agreement to provide environmental engineering services in support of the project.

February 9, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners authorized an agreement of $383,381 for engineering services in support of the Chimney Rock and South Rice bridge projects.

February 9, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners approved a change in contract for no additional funds for engineering services in support of this project.

February 9, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners acknowledged substantial completion of the Brays Bayou Federal Flood Control Project, Channel Modifications, Discrete Segment 110, Brays Bayou upstream of South Rice to upstream of Fondren.

January 5, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the addition of $177,643 to the contract amount in support of construction services for this project.

January 5, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to negotiate an agreement for materials engineering and testing services in support of the Chimney Rock and South Rice bridge replacements.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $15,000 for engineering services in support of the Stella Link Road Bridge extension and the Ardmore Street Bridge replacement.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $256,670 for the adjustment to utilities near Chimney Rock Bridge.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $337,016 for the adjustments to certain gas lines along Chimney Rock Road.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $369,737 for the adjustment to a certain plastic gas line along South 75th Street.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $92,862 for construction of the Stella Link Bridge extension and Ardmore Bridge replacement.

December 1, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners approved construction stage bidding for this project.

October 27, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to negotiate an agreement for materials engineering and testing services in support of the Chimney Rock and South Rice bridge replacements.

October 13, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $1,653,828 for the proposed adjustment to CenterPoint’s steel gas lines along Almeda Road.

October 13, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved adding 13 calendar days for Discrete Segment 110 from Brays Bayou upstream of South Rice to upstream of Fondren.

September 15, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $150,007 for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services in support of the replacement of bridges over Brays Bayou. They authorized a $64,596 agreement for the adjustment of CenterPoint overhead facilities along South 75th Street and Dallas Street for the South 75th Street bridge replacement. They approved an additional $92,633 for construction of the Stella Link bridge extension and Ardmore bridge replacement.

July 28, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved $148,333 for the proposed adjustment to CenterPoint’s relocation of overhead facilities along Telephone Road near Unit D100-00-00 for the Telephone Road Bridge replacement, $63,972 for the proposed adjustment to CenterPoint’s relocation of overhead facilities along Lawndale and North MacGregor Way near Unit D100-00-00 for the Lawndale Bridge replacement, and $95,579 for the proposed adjustment to CenterPoint’s overhead facilities along Chimney Rock Road, North Braeswood, and South Braeswood near Unit D100-00-00 for the Chimney Rock Road bridge replacement in the Brays Bayou Watershed for this project. Additionally, $39,032 was reduced from the contract amount for the Brays Bayou federal flood control project Stella Link Bridge extension and Ardmore Bridge replacement.

June 30, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $6,620 agreement for the adjustment of pipelines for this project and a $94,280 contract amendment for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services in support of this project.

June 30, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $94,280 contract amendment for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services in support of this project.

May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update includes funding change based on 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act signed February 2018, in which the remaining amount of the agreement is at full Federal expense.

December 18, 2018 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the County Judge to execute an amendment to the Flood Control District Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that will allow the Corps to fully reimburse the Flood Control District for any work on the Brays Bayou federal project after February 9, 2018. Previous partial reimbursements for $28 million in work completed before that date are ongoing and are still subject to annual federal appropriations.

Project Description

The Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project, known as Project Brays, is the largest flood damage reduction program undertaken by the Harris County Flood Control District to date. 

A cooperative effort between the Flood Control District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Project Brays is an active multi-year, $480 million project that substantially reduces flooding risks in the Brays Bayou watershed. It is the largest partnership project the Flood Control District and Corps have conducted to date.

Encompassing more than 75 individual project components, Project Brays will help to reduce flooding risks by widening 21 miles of Brays Bayou from the Houston Ship Channel to Fondren Road and from West Houston Center Boulevard to State Highway 6, replacing or modifying 32 bridges (including two pedestrian bridges) to accommodate channel modifications and excavating four stormwater detention basins that will hold a collective 3.5 billion gallons of stormwater.

Progress on project Brays

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The Harris County Flood Control District has a significant number of flood damage reduction projects occurring all over Harris County as part of its on-going Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Operations and Maintenance, and the 2018 Bond Program. Click the Project ID on the Map to learn about projects’ details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted on the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available.