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 June 2023
Phase 1: Design is complete. USACE review is complete; "no permit required" letter was received in November. Project is ready to bid, however there are easement issues with utilities and Letters of No Objection (LONO's) must be received from utility companies. Consultant is resolving utility conflicts and adding requested notations to the plans. Bidding is anticipated in Summer 2023
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 City has authorized a "demo" installation of the Shoresox Erosion Prevention System technology at section 11 of Magnolia Creek. Their channel bank stabilization technique could possibly reduce the impact of repairs along Magnolia Creek originally planned for the project. Installation of this technolgy took place during the month of May. Results of the bank stabilization repair will be reviewed and a decision on how to move forward with 60% design will be made.