Editor's note: This story has been edited to add clarity to the bond project approval process per information provided by the engineering department.

Harris County Voters gave the go-ahead Nov. 8 on three Harris County bond propositions totaling $1.2 billion for public safety facilities, roads and parks.

Carl Apple, director of communications for the county’s engineering department, said his department is working with the Office of County Administration to develop an implementation strategy and process for bond projects, and he anticipates a “busy year” in 2023 as the process of bidding and assigning projects begins.

“Projects will be bid and assigned [in 2023]. We’re preparing for that to begin to happen in the coming months, [and] within the next few months we’ll all know more about the process, including opportunities for public engagement,” Apple said.

Projects will eventually have to go through Commissioners Court for approval. The first meeting of the year is Jan. 10, when incoming Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones will begin her four-year term.