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 and sign up for notifications or visit 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:

Live Photo Updates – Emergency Operations

The FBCLID 2 Emergency page was just updated to include additional live cameras. Updated images are posted hourly at:

New camera views include:

  • Interior Drainage Channels (Ditch A and C)
  • Steep Bank Creek outfall at East Levee
  • Oyster Creek at Dam 3

Existing FBCLID 2 Emergency features include:

  • Emergency Operations graphic
  • Brazos River & Ditch H water level outside the levee
  • Ditch A water level inside the levee
  • Bill Little Pump Station operations
  • FBCLID 2 critical elevations for levees, homes, and streets
  • Graphic displays “live” values and automatically updates
  • Rain and Stream Gauges
  • Rainfall totals
  • Drainage Channel water levels
  • Hourly photo updates of staff gauges inside and outside levee

Coming Soon!

  • Hourly photo updates of Williams Trace Blvd. at Ditch C-1 and Austin Parkway at 3 locations.