Construction Advisory for White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project

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 upcoming construction in your area.

The Flood Control District will soon resume construction on segment E100-00-00-E005 of the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project. Construction is expected to start in January 2023. This segment of the White Oak Bayou Federal Project spans from FM 1960 to Hollister Road. Upon completion, this project area, along White Oak Bayou will see water surface elevation reductions of 0.1 to 2.49 feet for the 1 percent (100-year) flood event.

The project will include channel excavation, channel grading, and outfall pipe replacements. Road bridges, pedestrian bridges, and pipe bridges will have slope paving, channel lining, and rip rap installed to help protect the structures from damage and erosion.

Residents near the project area may begin to see increased construction activity around these waterways, which will include trucks and heavy machinery. Residents are urged to respect all warning signs as work crews move around the area. Trails in the project limits will remain closed for the duration of construction for the safety of the public and construction personnel.

As per federal grant requirements associated with this project, the White Oak Bayou Federal Project also includes the implementation of recreational features to include the installation of hike and bike trails along the main stem, bypass channel, and around the detention basins within the federal project limits. Additionally, new hike and bike trail parking lots will be constructed adjacent to area detention basins.

The Flood Control District works to reduce flooding across the region and is committed to keeping residents informed. For more information on this project or other Flood Control District projects, please visit

White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project
Project ID#: E100-00-00-E005
Precincts: 1 & 3
Contractor: Zachry Construction
HCFCD Contract Amount: Approximately $22.2 Million
Contract Start: December 2023
Contract Duration: 420 calendar days