Work on two of three segments to improve the Mud Gully, or Beamer Ditch, channel in Pearland is now underway. The project will soon offer flood relief in the area.

What you need to know

Segment 1 of the project, from Sagedowne Lane to Scarsdale Boulevard, resumed in March and will finish in the spring. The left westbound lane may be closed outside of regular working hours to allow for waterline repairs, according to a Harris County Flood Control District news release.

Work on Segment 3, from Astoria Boulevard to Beamer Road, began in October, ahead of the anticipated start date of spring 2024. The work will complete in spring 2024, according to the release.

The Beamer Road bridge will be shut down to eastbound traffic past Astoria. Eastbound traffic should take Scarsdale Boulevard to Blackhawk Road, then west to FM 1959 to travel north where traffic meets up at Beamer, the release reads.

Segment 2 is expected to start in spring 2024 and end in the summer or fall. Work will be between Scarsdale and Astoria, according to the release.

When work begins below the Astoria bridge, traffic will be routed to either Scarsdale or the U-turn between the Beamer Road east- and westbound lanes, the release reads.

Zooming in

The project is part of the Clear Creek Federal Flood Risk Management Project and includes constructing about 56,000 square yards of concrete channel lining to widen Mud Gully. The project also includes removing and replacing storm sewer system components.

Once complete, the channel bottom will be 45 feet wide and reduce flood risk by allowing for the maximum volume of water to be conveyed within the channel, which is limited on both sides by Beamer. Flow in the channel will increase, but downstream areas won’t be affected because the additional flow will be mitigated by the south belt stormwater detention basin, which was completed in fall 2022, according to the release.

What else?

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