In an effort to keep you informed about the Harris County Flood Control District’s continuing improvements in the Cypress Creek watershed, we want to notify you of an upcoming project in your area.
In June 2021, the Flood Control District will begin construction on the first set of project repair sites (Batch 1) of Bond Project CI-012, Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and Tributaries. Overall, this project involves major maintenance along Cypress Creek and its tributaries to restore channel conveyance capacity across the watershed. Batch 1, located primarily between Spring-Cypress Road and Cypresswood Drive, inside the 77379 zip code area, includes removal of silt from the channel, placement of riprap (stones designed to protect from erosion), erosion repair, outfall pipe removal and replacement, manhole replacements, concrete channel lining replacements, excavation and off-site disposal, imported fill, and site restoration.
Multiple crews will be working on various channels simultaneously. The timeframe for when crews will be working at each site in Batch 1 has not been determined, but additional communications will be sent to impacted areas prior to construction. To maintain a safe construction environment, area residents are urged and reminded to respect all warning signs, fencing, and barriers, and to avoid any trails, and areas, which may be temporarily impacted as work crews move around the area.
Bond Project CI-012 will be constructed in 6-8 phases, called batches, of multiple individual project sites throughout the Cypress Creek watershed in need of repair. This work will not widen or deepen the channels, but will return them to their designed capacity to convey stormwater. More information about this project, including details about planned batches and timelines can be found at hcfcd.org/CI-012. Residents with any comments or questions may contact the Flood Control District online through the project webpage, or by calling 346-286-4000.
Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and its Tributaries
Project ID # K100-00-00-X084
Contractor – LECON
Contract Amount – $13,430,031
Construction Start – June 2020
Construction Contract Duration – 861 Calendar Days