FBCLID 7 awards $43 million construction contract for Brazos River Erosion Control Project

Posted: July 6, 2023All Posts

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.

Activity Time Completion Date
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