Due to concrete manufacturing and supply issues, final completion of Ditch A Widening Phase II will be delayed until the end of July. The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2) contractor has completed all excavation in Ditch A to increase FBCLID 2 flood storage. However, there are on-going supply issues with the concrete block that is used to armor to storm sewer outfalls and provide erosion control in the drainage channel. The contractor has completed the vast majority of the project and turf restoration has started in most areas. The final deliveries of concrete block are scheduled to arrive the week of July 18 to complete two final areas in Ditch A. FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience as the District works to complete this critical flood control project. FBCLID2 can be contacted directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.
The Spring newsletter includes:
- Hurricane Season Begins June 1
- André D. McDonald Pump Station
- Capital Improvement Plan Update
- Board Member Update
The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (Fort Bend LID 2) contractor has removed more than 60,000 cubic yards of material from Ditch A, the District’s main drainage channel. With good weather excavation is scheduled to be complete by the end of April and before the start of Hurricane Season. Construction crews have also started modifying multiple storm sewer outfalls in Ditch A that were impacted by construction. Similar to the excavation crews, the outfall modifications begin behind the Austin Park neighborhood and will move downstream towards Colony Park and Sweetwater Boulevard.
The material removed from Ditch A was first used to raise levees around The Commonwealth neighborhood, located inside First Colony Levee Improvement District No. 2 (First Colony LID 2). The First Colony LID 2 levee raising is now substantially complete and filling operations have moved to the Fort Bend LID 2 South Levee. During the month of April, dump truck traffic will continue on the South Levee between Knightsbridge and Commonwealth Blvd. Please be aware of construction traffic when traveling in these areas.
Overall, the project remains on schedule and is expected to be complete in June 2022. Fort Bend LID 2 appreciates your patience as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.
The City of Sugar Land tree planting project in First Colony Park is also complete. This critical flood control project in Ditch A required many trees to be removed. To help offset that impact, Fort Bend LID 2 partnered with the City to plant trees around First Colony park, which is adjacent to Ditch A.
Fort Bend LID 2 can be contacted directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.