Hurricane Harvey Repairs Phases 1 & 2



Scope of Work

Repair drainage conveyances damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Reestablish and stabilize drainage channel slopes along Interurban Ditch from FM 518 (Main St.) north to McKibben Lane. 

Subdivisions, Areas, or Streets Impacted

Drainage conveyance channel from FM 518 (Main St) to McKibben Lane.

Project Status as of March 2023

Phase 1: The consultant delivered the 100% design plans on June 14, 2022, which were reviewed and approved by City staff. This project is anticipated to bid in August 2022, but might be delayed to September 2022, pending approval of the USACE Nationwide Permit.

Phase 2: Due to scope revisions in the design of the project that require FEMA approval, the consultant will deliver 60% design plans upon receiving guidance from FEMA regarding how to proceed. A United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit is also needed for this project, which could affect timing. The consultant and City staff anticipate a Nationwide Permit, which requires 9-12 months to obtain. Public comments related to the design options were reviewed by the City, and City staff recommended proceeding with plans and permitting requirements for the repairs of the outfalls. The consultant is currently working with a company called ShoreSox to provide a demonstration of their channel bank stabilization technique which could possibly reduce the impact of repairs along Magnolia Creek originally planned for the project. Installation of this technique is tentatively scheduled to take place in April 2023. Results of the bank stabilization repair will be reviewed and a decision on how to move forward with 60% design will be made.

Project Manager Contact Information

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

Aerial Map Highlighting Project Boundaries

Aerial map of proposed ditch from fm 518 to mckibben lane.