About Project Brays
UPDATES: On February 12, 2019, Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for design of the Almeda Road bridge replacement project.
On November 13, 2018, Harris County Commissioners Court authorized bidding for a construction contract for channel modifications and bridge replacement at Greenbriar Drive over Brays Bayou.
August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court awarded a $6,625,343 construction contract to James Construction Group Ltd. for a project to replace the Buffalo Speedway bridge. On August 14, 2018, Commissioners Court awarded a $7,889,508 construction contract to James Construction Group Ltd. for a project to extend the Stella Link bridge and replace the Ardmore Street bridge. Construction on these three bridges has been temporarily suspended.
On August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court also approved a $790,000 contract for design, bidding and construction phase services for replacement of the bridges at S. Rice Avenue and Chimney Rock Road. Design for that project began in September.
Construction began in late July 2018 on a project to modify Brays Bayou from upstream of South Rice Avenue to upstream of Fondren Road, including a section on the northern bank from South Post Oak Road/Loop 610 to South Rice Avenue. Commissioners Court awarded a $11,719,935 construction contract to Serco Construction Group Ltd. for this project, which is expected to take about one year.
Construction also began in late July 2018 on a project to replace the Forest Hill Boulevard bridge over Brays Bayou. Commissioners Court awarded a $4,983,497 construction contract to Harper Brothers Construction for this project, which is also expected to take about one year.
On June 12, Commissioners Court approved an agreement with the City of Houston that would expedite funding for other Brays Bayou bridge projects. This agreement also has been approved by the Houston City Council.
A project to replace bridges at Telephone Road, Lawndale Street and South 75th Street is in design.
Construction Activities Update
As of March 2018
|Project||Segment||Start*||Finish*||Construction Cost (approximate)|
|Channel Section Upstream Buffalo Speedway to S. Rice||11 (of 12)||July 24, 2017||4th Quarter 2018||$11,300,000|
Control / Structures
Willow Waterhole basin
|DS 207||June 19, 2017||4th Quarter 2018||$11,700,000|
I-610 to Fondren
12 (of 12)
|July 10, 2018||3rd Quarter 2019||$11,800,000|
|Forest Hill Bridge||#20||July 23, 2018||3rd Quarter 2019||$5,000,000|
|Buffalo Speedway Bridge||#21||Nov. 19, 2018||4th Quarter 2019||$6,700,000|
|Stella Link ext & Ardmore||#22 & #23||Nov. 19, 2018||2nd Quarter 2020||$7,900,000|
|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||16 (of 32)||50%||N/A|
|Total Spent to Date||$350,000,000|
|Galveston RR Bridge||24 (of 32)||1st Quarter 2019||3rd Quarter 2019||$2,500,000|
|Greenbriar Bridge||25 (of 32)||1st Quarter 2019||1st Quarter 2020||$5,000,000|
|Calhoun Bridge (TXDOT)||26 (of 32)||2nd Quarter 2019||2nd Quarter 2020||$4,000,000|
Telephone & Almeda
27, 28, 29 &
30 (of 32)
|3rd Quarter 2019||2nd Quarter 2021||$24,000,000|
S Rice & Chimney Rock
12 (of 12)31 & 32
|4th Quarter 2019||2nd Quarter 2021||$10,000,000|
*Note: construction schedule is anticipated and subject to change.