C-03 Mud Gully (Beamer Ditch)

C-03 Mud Gully (Beamer Ditch)
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Project Status Update – 01/11/2023

The Harris County Flood Control District has worked through the required legal process that began when the construction contractor’s lack of progress forced the Flood Control District to declare the Mud Gully project abandoned and the contractor surrendered the right to remain in possession and control of the work.

On December 13, 2022, as part of an agreement with the contractor’s surety, Rebel Contractors, Inc. was selected as the construction company to complete the project. The construction contract was approved by Harris County Commissioners Court on January 10, 2023. Next, the Flood Control District will give Rebel Contractors, Inc. the notice to proceed, and then their mobilization efforts should begin in February.

Construction is expected to begin spring 2023. The construction contract allows for approximately 16 months. The Flood Control District appreciates your understanding and patience as we continue to work to complete this important project.

Recent Actions

June 14, 2022 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized consent to assign payments from the engineering contractor to a surety company for payments due under various job numbers.

November 10, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners authorized the acceptance of one tract of land in support of this project.

October 27, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $5,755,382 contract for construction of this project.

September 29, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved $169,082 for an engineering consultant for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

September 15, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized bidding on a construction contract for this project.

July 28, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

June 30, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved and adopted a court order authorizing the Flood Control District to work within the Beamer Road right-of-way in support of this project.

August 27, 2019 –  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with an engineering firm for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services for this project.

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in connection with this project. 

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiation of interlocal agreements with Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 and Galveston County to share the non-federal costs and the operations and maintenance responsibilities of the project. 

March 27, 2018  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with an engineering firm for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project. 

August 1, 2017  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $52,580 in additional engineering services in support of this project. 

December 20, 2016  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with an engineering firm for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services for final design of this project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

The Mud Gully (Beamer Ditch) project is funded and constructed as part of the Clear Creek Federal Flood Risk Management Project and is extending the existing concrete channel lining approximately 4600 ft (0.9 mi) downstream along Beamer Ditch, from Sagedowne Lane to just past the Beamer Road bridge.

The channel bottom will be widened to 45 feet, with a side slope of three feet horizontal and one foot vertical. Since the width of the channel is limited by Beamer Road on both sides, the concrete lining allows for the maximum volume off water to be conveyed within the channel, decreasing the water surface elevation, which provides the benefit of helping to reduce flood damage risk. Aged metal drainage pipes in the channel will also be replaced with reinforced concrete pipes. Although the flow in the channel will increase, areas downstream will not be impacted because the additional flow will be mitigated by the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin, currently under Phase 3 construction.

Project Status

Construction began in January 2021 and is expected to be completed during the fall of 2022.

Traffic Control Plan for Construction

The project is being constructed in three segments. For the duration of construction, lane closures will occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and prohibited during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For the majority of the construction, one lane will remain open for traffic along Beamer Road in both directions. When there is construction occurring under the bridges along the channel, the bridges will be closed 24/7 and detour routes will be provided.

Segment 1 began in January 2021 and is anticipated to be complete in spring 2022. This segment stretches from Sagedowne Lane to Scarsdale Boulevard. Construction along the channel below the Scarsdale Boulevard bridge began in October 2021. For the duration of construction occurring under the bridge, it will remain closed at all times, and traffic will be routed to either Sagedowne Lane or Astoria Boulevard.

Please be advised that the left westbound lane may be closed outside of regular working hours to facilitate water line repairs in this area.

Segment 2 is expected to begin in spring 2022 and end in fall 2022. Construction will begin at Scarsdale Boulevard and end at Astoria Boulevard. When construction occurs below the Astoria Bridge, traffic will be routed to either Scarsdale Boulevard or the U-turn available between the Beamer Road eastbound and westbound lanes.

Segment 3 began in November 2021 and is expected to be under construction until fall 2022. This segment extends from Astoria Boulevard to just downstream of Beamer Road. The Beamer Road bridge will shut down eastbound traffic past Astoria Boulevard. Eastbound traffic take Scarsdale Boulevard to Blackhawk Road, then west to FM 1959, and travel north where traffic meets back up at Beamer Road. The Astoria Boulevard bridge, as well as westbound Beamer Road, will remain open during this phase.

The Flood Control District communicates construction and bridge closure schedules to the media and to the public in advance of each phase of the project. Motorists are encouraged to be alert, to pay attention to all posted street and lane closures and to follow traffic detours in the area.

Traffic Control Plan Maps.

The table below shows all active projects under Bond ID C-03, the Bond ID assigned to the Clear Creek Federal Project, including the Mud Gully Channel Conveyance Improvements Project. Visit the Clear Creek Federal Project webpage for more information on the project.

Project Lifecycle

Every flood damage reduction project is unique. Yet each project begins and ends, with common and predictable milestones along the way. Whether a project moves forward – and how quickly – depends on many factors, including the availability of funding at each milestone, shifting community priorities for flood damage reduction, and other changing circumstances (such as the price of trees or concrete) from year to year.

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Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

A virtual Community Engagement Meeting for this project was held on:

Date: Monday, August 18, 2020
Time:
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

You can submit a comment and see the meeting presentation and video by clicking the links below.

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