Third Pump Station Construction Update: Overnight Construction Activity – December 30, 2020

Flintco Industrial continues to make progress on construction of the Third Pump Station. The intake structure and outfall for the pump station are essentially complete. The foundation and walls for the pump bays are also complete. The last major concrete pour on the project is placement of the top deck that is suspended over the pump bays. This critical activity is currently scheduled for Wednesday, December 30. The top deck pour will require additional work hours, so the contractor will arrive onsite by 2:00 a.m. At 4:00 a.m. concrete trucks will start arriving and are expected to run continuously until 1:00 p.m. The concrete finishing crews will be complete by 4:00 p.m. and evening work hours will not be required. The contractor will stage concrete trucks on Elkins Road, in front of Clements High School, to limit parking on Oakland Drive inside the neighborhood. Please remain aware of construction activity during this time. A follow-up notification will be distributed the week prior when all dates and times are confirmed.

The Third Pump Station is still scheduled to be in operation by Spring 2021, before the start of Hurricane Season. FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience, particularly the residents of Austin Meadows, as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.

An updated time-lapse video and additional details are available at: www.fbclid2.com/third-pump-station-construction.

Please contact FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.

City of Sugar Land – SH 6 Widening Project

Beginning the week of December 7, 2020, SH 6 Widening Project will require the First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) Soldiers Field lake (FBCLID 2 Ditch “F”) to be drawn down approximately 2-feet in order for the city’s waterline improvements to be completed. Once the improvements are completed, the lake will be refilled to the required elevation.

City staff is coordinating with FCCSA and FBCLID 2 to ensure there are no adverse impacts. The entire operation is anticipated to be completed on/before Saturday, December 12, 2020, by 5:00 P.M.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Keisha Seals, Project Manager, in the Engineering Department at 281-275-2780. For more information on construction updates visit www.sugarlandtx.gov and sign up for notifications or visit its.sugarlandtx.gov for more information on Sugar Land travel time data.

Construction Update

Construction Update – Drainage and Levee Improvements

TLC Construction mobilized in October and is making good progress with Ditch A Widening – Phase I and East Levee Raising.  The following is a brief project update:

Ditch A Widening Phase I

The contractor started working on the downstream end of Ditch A, between the Little Pump Station and Sweetwater Blvd.  The widening of this downstream segment will be complete in the next few weeks.  In December, excavation and dump truck traffic will begin upstream of Sweetwater Blvd. on the north bank of Ditch A.  Construction activity will occur behind the homes in Colony Meadows and across Ditch A from the homes in Oaks of Alcorn and Woodstream.

East Levee Raising

The East Levee raising between Highway 6 and Austin Parkway is also scheduled to be complete in the next few weeks.  In December, the levee raising crews will relocate to the south side of Austin Parkway and will work towards LJ Parkway.

Ditch E Rehabilitation

The storm sewer outfalls and other drainage structures in Ditch E are currently being replaced.  In December, the contractor will mobilize in the bottom of Ditch E to begin channel restoration and installation of articulating concrete block armoring.

Ditch C Repairs

The contractor will completely reconstruct failing ditch slopes using better soil and install new armoring in the ditch bottom where the sloughing has caused damage.  Three areas of repair are planned in the upstream end of Ditch C and Ditch C-1, and work is scheduled to begin in December.

Ditch A Widening Phase II

Ditch A Widening Phase II is currently scheduled for bidding and construction as a separate project in 2021.  Phase II will begin at the second, upstream Sweetwater Blvd. bridge that is adjacent to Sweetwater Country Club and continue to the upstream end of Ditch A, behind Austin Park.

The attached map highlights all project locations.  Please be aware of equipment and traffic when traveling through these construction zones.  FBCLID 2 can be contacted directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.