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About Project Brays

Ardmore Bridge closed for construction starting Aug. 1. Bridge replacement is expected to take approximately 1 year to complete.

The Ardmore Bridge is to be reconstructed as a part of Project Brays, in an effort to reduce flooding along Brays Bayou. Construction began June 2019 with the Ardmore bridge closing for construction on August 1st, 2019. Construction is scheduled to last approximately one year.

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 > HCFCD PRESS RELEASE - Ardmore Bridge (8/1/2019)

 > Ardmore Bridge Reconstruction Frequently Asked Questions

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) hosted a public meeting to provide information on the Ardmore Bridge Reconstruction project on June 5, 2019.

> Meeting Video

 Download the presentation 

 > Download Meeting Summary

 

Ardmore Traffic Study:

> Ardmore Traffic Study
> Ardmore Traffic Study_Addendum
> Traffic Assessment Memo

  1. Will law enforcement personnel be at the intersection of Scott and South MacGregor to direct traffic during peak hours (morning and evening rush hours)?
    The City of Houston has stated Houston Public Works (HPW) will monitor and adjust the timing of the signals at the intersection of Scott St and North/South MacGregor Way during the first days of construction. Once traffic normalizes, they will continue to monitor the intersection and make adjustments, as needed, until the project is complete.
  2. With the removal of land/dirt, there will be an effect on our foundations. Will there be remediation to our property?
    The removal of dirt is within the HCFCD Right-of-way. HCFCD does not anticipate any impact on properties in the area. During the 2007- 2009 HCFCD projects between Scott St and SH 288, twenty times as much dirt was removed and there was zero effect to the surrounding areas.
  3. This is hurricane season, so how will emergencies be handled if this area is hit?
    There is a City of Houston approved traffic plan. Police, Fire, and EMS are all aware of the project and have plans to be able to respond in emergencies.
  4. Will temporary two-way traffic lanes be added to N. and S. Macgregor West of Ardmore Bridge during bridge re-construction?
    As requested at the June 5 public meeting, HCFCD and City of Houston (COH) conducted additional traffic analysis studies and reviewed multiple alternatives to try to accommodate both permanent and temporary two-way traffic options on S. MacGregor during the construction period of Ardmore Bridge. This coordination included face-to-face meetings, conference calls, and alternatives analysis with traffic engineers, community stakeholders, property owners, and elected officials. Preliminary layouts were developed and approved by COH and HCFCD staff and presented to elected officials and affected property owners for approval. Following the extensive, month-long review, HCFCD did not receive support or approval on the temporary two-way traffic alternative option from the City of Houston or from affected property owners.  While HCFCD conducted the traffic analysis and alternatives review, the City of Houston is ultimately responsible for approving and modifying roadway traffic within their jurisdiction.  HCFCD is proceeding with the plan briefed to the community on June 5, 2019, public meeting (see meeting presentation here).  If you have additional questions regarding traffic concerns, please contact COH at by calling 311 or emailing 311@houstontx.gov
  5. Why not wait to start on Ardmore Bridge recon until the Calhoun Bridge is completed by TxDOT to minimize traffic impacts?
    HCFCD staff coordinated with TxDOT on the construction schedule and traffic detour plan to minimize conflicts between the Calhoun Bridge construction schedule and the Ardmore Bridge schedule.
  6. How will the Ardmore Bridge re-construction affect the construction schedule for the remaining Brays Bayou bridges?
    HCFCD developed a construction schedule for all remaining Brays Bayou bridge projects and submitted the schedule to the traffic engineer to conduct traffic modeling. The model will minimize traffic impacts across the remaining Project Brays bridges left to complete. Results of this traffic model are expected in August 2019 and construction schedules will be adjusted, as needed, based upon the results of the traffic model.
  7. How long will the construction last?
    The project is projected to last for one year. However, the bridge will be open to traffic as soon as the construction allows.
  8. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
    Please contact Project Brays at 713-316-4820 or communications@hcfcd.org. You can also visit ProjectBrays.org if you have more concerns or questions.