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W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project

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Construction Update - W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project

Mar 22nd, 2012

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Bridges at San Felipe Street and Westheimer Road that cross a drainage ditch formally identified as W129-00-00 will be completely or partially closed temporarily as part of the Harris County Flood Control District's W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project. (See attached project area map.) Changes in the construction schedule have delayed the expected bridge closures from previously published dates.

As of March 2012, the work at Westheimer is expected to begin in fall 2012 and the work at San Felipe is expected to begin in spring 2013. Please note that all closures are subject to change.

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 bridges will not be replaced at the same time or during the holiday season.

The Flood Control District will establish detour routes to aid in the flow of traffic during the bridge projects and will provide an advisory to area residents, the media and other interested parties closer to the time of bridge construction.

The Flood Control District began this $13.2 million capital improvement project to enclose this poorly-functioning drainage ditch, which runs adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks just inside West Loop 610, in August 2011. This particular phase of the project spans from San Felipe to Richmond Avenue and includes the demolition and replacement of two 50-year-old bridges.

For more information about the project, visit the W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure 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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