Phase 1 of drainage project near Hwy. 249, FM 2920 nears completion following delay

Phase 1 of Harris County Flood Control District's two-phase drainage project west of Hwy. 249 and south of FM 2920 is anticipated to be completed in December. (Screenshot courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Phase 1 of Harris County Flood Control District's two-phase drainage project west of Hwy. 249 and south of FM 2920 is anticipated to be completed in December. (Screenshot courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)

Phase 1 of Harris County Flood Control District's two-phase drainage project west of Hwy. 249 and south of FM 2920 is anticipated to be completed in December. (Screenshot courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)

Phase 1 of a drainage project by the Harris County Flood Control District to reduce flooding west of Hwy. 249 and south of FM 2920 is anticipated to be completed in early December, according to HCFCD officials. Phase 1, which began in January, was previously expected to be completed in November, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

The two-phase project, known as M124, will add about 390 million gallons of stormwater storage capacity within the Willow Creek watershed, according to HCFCD information.


Phase 1 of the project will construct a wider channel and a detention basin between Hwy. 249 and FM 2920. Phase 2 will deepen the channel constructed during Phase 1 and provide several stormwater detention basins to prevent impacts to the Willow Creek watershed.

Phase 2 is anticipated to go out for construction bids in September 2023 and start construction in December 2023, according to HCFCD officials.

The estimated total cost for the project is about $148 million, HCFCD officials said; $21 million of the project is being funded by a 2018 bond, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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