Lawndale St Bridge

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Lawndale St Bridge

Project Description

What is being done to the Lawndale St Bridge?

The bridge was demolished and replaced with a higher, longer, and wider bridge and features extended 10ft sidewalks. This increased the capacity of the channel, allowing for more flood waters to flow throughout Brays Bayou. Construction began in Spring 2020 and was completed in Spring 2021.

Construction Updates

Lawndale St Bridge

Construction on the Lawndale St. bridge began in Spring 2020 and was completed in Spring 2021. The bridge project cost approximately $9,100,000.


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Lawndale St Bridge TRAFFIC Detours

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Lawndale St Bridge PEDESTRIAN Detours

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FAQs

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What is being done to the bridge?

The current bridge will be demolished and replaced with a higher, longer, and wider bridge. The new bridge will feature an extended 10ft sidewalk. 

Why is the bridge being replaced/extended? 

The Lawndale Bridge is included in the Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project, also known as Project Brays, to widen the channel and reduce the risk of flooding. Increasing the capacity of the channel will allow for stormwater to move more quickly out of Harris County and into Galveston Bay. Project Brays is a federal and local partnership with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and is estimated to cost $480 million to complete. 

 Will this bridge look like others? 

Yes. All bridges reconstructed as part of Project Brays will be in accordance with the Project Brays design. The bridge will incorporate two sets of architectural columns supporting the expanded bridge deck with the street name displayed on the side of the bridge. 

Does this reduce the risk of flooding? 

Yes. The new bridge will be higher, longer, and wider to allow a larger volume of water to flow under more freely. 

Does this project increase the risk of flooding? No. This project was initiated to widen the channel and reduce the risk of flooding.

Does Project Brays eliminate flooding? 

Construction is projected to last one year. However, the bridge will be open to traffic as soon as construction allows. Construction schedules may be extended due to unplanned events. 

Who do I contact if I have more questions? 

Please contact Project Brays at 346-286-4820 or [email protected] You can also visit ProjectBrays.org if you have more concerns or questions.

Lawndale St Bridge Community Engagement Meetings

Lawndale St Bridge Reconstruction Project – March 3, 2020

The Harris County Flood Control District hosted a public meeting to provide information on the Lawndale Bridge Reconstruction project on March 3rd, 2020.

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