March 31, 2020
Rob Lazaro, Communications Office, Harris County Flood Control District
Because of the flooding events of 2015 and 2017 Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has determined that the Fondren Diversion Channel will be included in the projects to undergo improvement to reduce area flooding. The current projected schedule for the Fondren Diversion Channel bond project (F-08/Project#D140-00-00-FP001) is scheduled to begin with its Preliminary Engineering (PER) stage this summer, 2020. The PER stage will be followed by any needed right-of-way acquisitions the following year in 2021 with design and construction scheduled to begin late 2021/early 2022. NTTSW advocacy for the trail along the Fondren Diversion Channel will resume once the PER stage is completed.
The Precinct 1 Park Smart Needs Assessment ranking is= Very High.
As soon as a project manager is identified for the effort, I will put you in contact with him or her to ensure NTTSW will have plenty of time to provide input and comments on any PER/design/construction plans that gets developed.