Construction Advisory for E100-00-00-E006 White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project

2018 HCFCD Bond Project C-14 In an effort to keep you informed about the Harris County Flood Control District’s continuing improvements in the White Oak Bayou watershed, we want to notify you of an upcoming project.

The White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project is nearing the start of construction on the second of two remaining projects along White Oak Bayou.

Construction on the approximately 5.4-mile segment, between Hollister Street and Cole Creek, includes widening the channel and replacing or modifying outfall structures and pipes that move excess stormwater from surrounding areas into White Oak Bayou.

The White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project is a multi-year, $124 million project intended to reduce flooding risks along White Oak Bayou. Started in 1998, the project is in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the Flood Control District designated as the lead. This partnership, made possible by Section 211(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, allows the Flood Control District to work hand-in-hand with the federal government to leverage local tax dollars. For the duration of the project, there will be heavy machinery near the project sites. Tree and vegetation removal within Flood Control District rights-of-way will be needed in order to properly prepare the sites for construction. For public safety reasons, all hike and bike trails in the project area will be closed for the duration of the project. Please heed posted signage and barricades near the project areas. Information on trail closures can be found at

Our contractor may conduct temporary lane closures for the safety of both motorists and construction workers, as needed. Motorists are urged to be alert to truck traffic when passing near construction access points and along truck routes.

Project ID# E100-00-00-E006
Contractor – Burnside Services, Inc.
Contract Amount – $12,922,567.25
Construction Start – Spring 2021
Construction Duration – 269 calendar days

The Flood Control District appreciates your patience through the duration of this project. To ask a question or to comment on project activities, please visit