Brazos River Erosion Control Project Update
April 6, 2023
On March 28, 2023, FBCLID 7 was formally notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the Phase II Hazard Mitigation Grant was approved for construction of the Brazos River Erosion Control Project. FEMA’s grant to FBCLID 7 is approved for up to $48,300,000. In addition, the State of Texas is expected to contribute $12,000,000 to fund the local cost share that would typically be paid by FBCLID 7. The ultimate cost to FBCLID 7 taxpayers for construction of the Brazos River Erosion Control Project is still projected to be less than $4,000,000.
Now that FEMA awarded the Phase II Hazard Mitigation Grant, FBCLID 7 can start the construction bidding process. The current schedule estimates the construction contract will be awarded in June 2023 and construction will start in August. Construction is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2025, depending on weather and Brazos River conditions.
|Description||Time (months)||Completion Date|
|Complete Phase 1 & Phase II Request||12 months||February 2022|
|FEMA Phase II Grant Approval||13 months||March 2023|
|Construction Bidding Begins||1 month||April 2023|
|Bid Opening||1 month||May 2023|
|Award Construction Contract||1 month||June 2023|
|Contract Execution/Pre-Con Meetings||1 month||July 2023|
|Notice to Proceed/Mobilization||1 month||August 2023|
|Substantial Completion||13 months||September 2024|
|Final Completion||1 month||October 2024|
|Project/Grant Closeout||3 months||January 2025|
|Project Deadline||January 31, 2025|