About Project Brays
(UPDATE: On March 16, a project to replace the bridge over Brays Bayou at Forest Hill Boulevard was advertised for construction bids. Bids are due April 9.
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 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 March 2018
|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|
|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 Spent to Date||$350,000,000|
|Galveston RR Bridge||15 (of 32)||2nd Quarter 2018||2nd Quarter 2018||$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||3rd Quarter 2018||2nd Quarter 2019||$4,000,000|
*Note: construction schedule is anticipated and subject to change.