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W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project

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Harris County Flood Control District Announces San Felipe Bridge Opening

Oct 3rd, 2013

Today, October 3, the Harris County Flood Control District reopened all lanes of the San Felipe Street bridge located at the railroad tracks just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area. The bridge was closed September 23 to all traffic while the 50-year-old bridge was demolished and replaced. Crews worked extended hours to expedite completion and minimize inconvenience.

The Flood Control District appreciates the community's patience during the bridge closure project and regrets any inconvenience caused to residents, business owners and motorists in the area.

The San Felipe bridge replacement was part of the Flood Control District’s $13.2 million W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project, which rebuilt and enclosed the poorly functioning drainage channel formally identified as HCFCD Unit W129-00-00. The work spanned W129-00-00 from San Felipe to Richmond and included the enclosure of the drainage channel with dual 12-foot by 10-foot reinforced concrete box culverts and replacement of the bridges at Westheimer and San Felipe. The Westheimer bridge replacement was completed in April 2013, and the channel work is expected to be complete later this fall. The City of Houston contributed funds to the bridge projects.

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.

W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project

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