Brazos River Erosion Control Project Update
July 6, 2023
On June 20, the FBCLID 7 Board of Directors awarded a $43,446,987 construction contract for the Brazos River Erosion Control Project to Texas Dewatering, LLC. The District was notified in March about approval of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Phase II Hazard Mitigation Grant, and the bidding process began in April. The construction bids were opened on June 13, and the District received four qualified responses. Fortunately, all bids received were lower than the budgeted construction cost, so due to FEMA and State of Texas grants, the ultimate cost to FBCLID 7 taxpayers is still projected to be less than $4,000,000.
FBLCID 7 and Texas Dewatering, LCC are currently finalizing contract documents for execution and starting pre-construction coordination. The baseline construction schedule will be developed in July with goal of contractor mobilization in August. Additional details will continue to be posted online as the schedule is finalized. Construction is still projected to be complete in the fall of 2024, depending on weather and Brazos River conditions.
|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|