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W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project

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W129-00-00 Conveyance Improvements Project - Construction Update

Oct 17th, 2011

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Bridges at San Felipe Street and Westheimer Road that cross a drainage ditch formally identified as W129-00-00 in the Galleria area will be completely or partially closed temporarily in early 2012 as part of the Harris County Flood Control District’s W129-00-00 Conveyance Improvements Project. The project also includes rebuilding and enclosing a section of the drainage ditch, which runs adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks just inside West Loop 610 (See attached project area map.). Work on the San Felipe bridge is expected to begin in mid-January 2012, while work on the Westheimer bridge is expected to begin in March 2012, weather and construction schedule permitting. The bridge reconstruction projects will require all lanes on the San Felipe bridge to be closed for up to two weeks and traffic flow on the Westheimer bridge to be limited to one lane in each direction for up to a month. The Flood Control District will establish detour routes that will aid in the flow of traffic during the bridge projects and will provide an advisory to area residents and other interested parties closer to the time of bridge construction.

On Aug. 15, the Flood Control District began this $13.2 million capital improvement project to improve the flow of stormwater. This particular phase of the project spans from San Felipe Street to Richmond Avenue and includes the demolition and replacement of the two 50-year-old bridges.

For more information about the project, visit the W129-00-00 Conveyance Improvements Project webpage at www.hcfcd.org/W129. If you have questions or comments, please call the Flood Control District's Project and Study Information Line, which is monitored daily, at 713-684-4040.

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