C-11 Project Brays

C-11 Project Brays

Last Modified: 08/23/2020 05:24 AM

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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

Get more detailed information and up-to-date progress on Project Brays

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.