Updates

About Project Brays

(UPDATE: On January 9, 2018, Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with Binkley & Barfield Inc. for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services for a project to replace bridges over Brays Bayou at Telephone Road, Lawndale Street and South 75th Street. They also authorized negotiations with Cobb Fendley & Associates Inc. for similar services for a project to replace bridges at South Rice Avenue and Chimney Rock Road.

On December 19, 2017, Commissioners Court approved a $596,000 agreement with CivilTech Engineering Inc. for engineering services in support of a project to modify the channel from upstream of South Rice Avenue to upstream of Fondren Road. This project is now in design.)

Construction Activities Update

As of October 2017

Ongoing Construction

Project Segment Start* Finish* Construction Cost (approximate)
Channel Section Upstream Buffalo Speedway to S. Rice 11 (of 12) July 24, 2017 3rd Quarter 2018 $11,300,000
Control Structure Connecting Willow Waterhole Basin DS 207 June 19, 2017 3rd Quarter 2018 $11,700,000
Total $23,000,000

Status

Project Segments Complete Total % Complete Excavation Complete
Eldridge Road Basin 9 (of 9) 100% 8,749,432 cy
Old Westheimer Basin 3 (of 3) 100% 642,306 cy
Arthur Storey Park Basin 12 (of 12) 100% 6,753,880 cy
Willow Waterhole Basin 7 (of 7) 100% 5,478,282 cy
Channel Modifications 10 (of 12) 83% 2,129,334 cy
Bridges 14 (of 32) 44% N/A
Total 23,726,382 cy
Total Spent to Date $350,000,000

Under Design

Project Segment Start* Finish* Estimated Cost
Galveston RR Bridge 15 (of 32) 4th Quarter 2017 4th Quarter 2017 $2,000,000
Forest Hill and Buffalo Speedway Bridges 16 & 17 (of 32) 2nd Quarter 2018 2nd Quarter 2019 $7,000,000
Channel Modifications, S. Rice to Fondren 12 (of 12) 3rd Quarter 2018 3rd Quarter 2019 $12,000,000
Calhoun Bridge (TXDOT) 18 of 32 1st Quarter 2018 4th Quarter 2018 $4,000,000
Total $25,000,000

*Note: construction schedule is anticipated and subject to change.