The Harris County Flood Control District has begun work on Batch 4 of the Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and its Tributaries project, officials announced in a Dec. 4 email.

In a nutshell

Already underway, the Cypress Creek and its Tributaries project will be completed in either four or five batches, or groups of smaller projects, at a time. Work on Batch 4—a $13.68 million project comprised of approximately 4 linear miles across eight channels—began in December and is expected to take less than two years to complete.

The background

The $60 million Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and its Tributaries project is part of the HCFCD's 2018 bond program and aims to restore channel conveyance throughout the Cypress Creek watershed. As previously reported by Community Impact, batches 1 and 2 were completed ahead of schedule in late 2022, while Batch 3 began in summer 2022 and is expected to be completed in summer 2024.

The details

Officials noted Batch 4 work will include integrating an estimated 55,000 tons of crushed concrete "riprap" material to help stabilize the channels and replacing 5,500 linear feet of storm sewer outfall conduits. Sediment deposited from previous heavy rainfall events will also be removed from the channels.

What to expect

HCFCD officials noted multiple construction crews will be working on various project sites simultaneously. However, the timeframe for when crews will be working at each site in Batch 4 has not been fully determined and can change at the contractor's discretion.