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.