Oaks of Clear Creek Overland Flow Improvements, Detention Ponds, & Bradshaw Ditch

Budget

$3.1 million (Phase I)

$1.5 million (Phase II)

TBD (North Detention Pond)

Scope of Work

This project includes improved drainage of Deer Ridge Drive into the Bradshaw Ditch, a proposed stromwater detention facility adjacent to the Oaks of Clear Creek Drainage Relief project, and a north detention pond.  

Subdivisions, Areas, or Streets Impacted

Oaks of Clear Creek

Phase I Bradshaw Ditch: This GO Bond project designed to convey storm flows overland to provide improved drainage of Deer Ridge Drive into the Bradshaw Ditch, while reducing excessive flooding in the street during extreme events.

Phase II South Detention Pond: The proposed stormwater detention facility is adjacent to the Oaks of Clear Creek Drainage Relief project and will be constructed in conjunction with the Bradshaw Ditch Improvements. It was decided to make the stormwater detention facility a separate project from Deer Ridge Buy-out and Overland Flow Improvements so construction could begin on the subdivision improvements. The increased level of service along Deer Ridge cannot be achieved until the stormwater detention facility is constructed.

North Detention Pond: In the aftermath of the Hurricane Harvey flooding, City Staff had a Hydrologic & Hydraulic (H&H) Study of areas within the Benson Bayou Watershed and the Oaks of Clear Creek Subdivision performed. In March 2018, a public meeting was held to go over the preliminary findings of the study and to discuss potential improvements to help reduce flooding within this area. In August 2018, the final report was presented to City Council during a Council Work Session. One of the areas of concern discussed during the public meeting and again when presenting to Council was the lack of detention within the area, specifically for the Oaks of Clear Creek Subdivision where structural inundation can occur during 1% exceedance rainfall events.

Aerial Map of Bradshaw Ditch Drainage Improvements with Project Boundaries  
Aerial map of bradshaw ditch drainage improvements project.

Phase I Bradshaw Ditch

Project Status as of September 2022

This project is near completion. 

Aerial Map of Oaks of Clear Creek Drainage Improvements Phase II with Project Boundaries
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Phase II Southeast Detention PondGraphic. oaks of clear creek drainage improvements southeast detention pond project timeline chart u

Project Status as of October 2022

Fifty percent of the dirt excavation has been completed, and a portion of the pilot channel has been formed, which will be poured during the second week of October 2022.

Original Schedule

The original schedule, as of September 2019, shows design in progress from quarter 1 of 2020 through quarter 2 of 2021 for Oaks of Clear Creek Drainage Improvements, Phase 2 (Detention Ponds).  Land acquisition phase begins in quarter 3 of 2020 through quarter 2 of 2021. Construction bidding is scheduled for quarter 3 of 2021 with construction following through quarter 4 of 2022. Construction time is an estimate as each bid is awarded based on cost and time submitted by the contractor.

Current Schedule

The current schedule, as of March 2021, for the Southeast Detention Pond of the Oaks of Clear Creek Drainage Improvements, Phase 2 project shows grant application and denial complete in quarter 1 of 2020 through quarter 4 of 2020. Design is in progress from quarter 1 of 2021 through quarter 3 of 2021. Land acquisition is in progress from quarter 3 of 2020 through quarter 2 of 2021. Construction bidding is in programmed for quarter 4 of 2021. Construction is programmed for quarter 1 of 2022 through quarter 4 of 2022. Construction time is an estimate as each bid is awarded based on cost and time submitted by the contractor.   

Aerial Map of North Detention Pond with Project Boundaries
Aerial Map of North Detention Pond with Project Boundaries

North Detention Pond

Oaks of clear creek north detention pond project current schedule chart

Project Status as of October 2022 

A cost estimate to perform the necessary work has not been determined as this project is still in the planning/design stage.

Current Schedule

The current schedule, as of March 2021, for the North Detention Pond of the Oaks of Clear Creek Drainage Improvements, Phase 2 project shows grant application/award complete beginning in quarter 1 of 2020 through quarter 4 of 2020. RFQ selection process for design engineer is in progress from quarter 1 of 2021 through quarter 2 of 2021. Design is scheduled from quarter 3 of 2021 through quarter 2 of 2022. Land acquisition is scheduled from quarter 4 of 2020 through quarter 2 of 2022. Construction bidding is programmed for quarter 3 of 2022. Construction is programmed for quarter 4 of 2022 through quarter 3 of 2023. Construction time is an estimate as each bid is awarded based on cost and time submitted by the contractor.

Project Manager Contact Information

James Doyle
Phone: 281-554-1454
Email James Doyle