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A 20-Year Odyssey To Widen Brays Bayou

Originally posted on Engineering News-Record After 20 years, the end of the $550-million Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project in Houston is finally in sight. Known as Project Brays, the work includes 21 miles of channel modifications, including widening and deepening; modifications to about 30 bridges; and construction of four stormwater detention basins that will…
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Flood Control District Continues Construction of Stormwater Storage

Originally posted on the Houston Chronicle The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction on a project to widen an additional section of Hunting Bayou in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood of central Harris County. This is the second of multiple segments of Hunting Bayou that will be widened and deepened between US 59 and…
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HCFCD Begins Phase II Construction of Homestead Stormwater Detention Basin

Originally posted on the Houston Chronicle The Harris County Flood Control District has begun a second phase of excavation at a stormwater detention basin in northeast Houston that will reduce flooding risks for neighborhoods and businesses near Hunting Bayou. The basin, formally identified as H500-01-00 and commonly known as Homestead Stormwater Detention Basin, is located…
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Harris County Flood Control District Completes Erosion Repairs on Garners Bayou

Originally posted on the Houston Chronicle The Harris County Flood Control District has completed a maintenance project designed to restore the stormwater carrying capacity of an eroded section of Garners Bayou, a tributary of Greens Bayou in north Harris County near the Park Lakes and Fall Creek areas of Humble. The project site extended upstream…
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Tinted Concrete And Detail Work

Originally posted on Building Design & Construction With building design moving in artistic directions from the vertical box look of the post World War II era, demand is growing for contractors skilled at detail work. Balfour Beatty Construction needed just such a firm to tackle construction of the one-of-a-kind architectural retaining wall system and concrete…
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Lake Conroe Dam Repairs Ahead of Schedule

Originally posted on the Houston Chronicle Repairs to Lake Conroe’s hurricane-damaged dam are about 30 percent complete and well ahead of schedule. “Looks like we are going to have to pay (Serco) the $30,000 reward for finishing ahead of schedule, and we’re plenty happy about that,” said Blake Kellum, who manages Lake Conroe for the San Jacinto…
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