The new start date for renovation work on the bridge is now scheduled for July 1, according to the district, after contractors scheduled to work on the project were affected by COVID-19-related issues.
The project will look to raise the bridge by 15 inches, increasing the volume of water it could accommodate, with work set to now span from July through the fall.
The $3.3 million renovation is part of the $480 million Project Brays, one of the most significant flood damage-reduction initiatives managed by HCFCD.
During construction, the bridge will be closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and the two intersections bracketing the bridge will also be partially closed. Traffic to the south of Brays Bayou will be rerouted east and west to Chimney Rock Road and North Braeswood Boulevard, respectively, while traffic to the north of the bayou will be directed east on North Braeswood to Chimney Rock.