City of Houston’s Stormwater Action Team Begins Ditch Rehabilitation in Forest Cove

The City of Houston’s Stormwater Action Team began rehabilitating a roadside ditch in Forest Cove on Monday, July 27, 2020. The project area includes Cypress Lane and Palmetto Lane. The map below shows the project limits highlighted in red. 

Location of work in Forest Cove

Crews will work Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They should complete the work by November 24, weather permitting.

Scope of Work

The scope of work includes: 

  • Regrading and re-establishing of the roadside ditches
  • Replacing of the culverts and resetting them to match the flow line of the ditch
  • Replacing the driveway where the culverts are replaced
  • Increasing the capacity of any culverts less than 24 inches in diameter
  • Removing any unpermitted culverts or other encroachments in the City Right of Way. 

Impact on Traffic, Neighborhood

Construction will not impact any water or sewer services. 

Expect temporary loss of driveway access, lane closures, construction noise and debris, and limited roadside parking during the project.

Flagmen and orange traffic cones will help with traffic flow through the construction zone as the project will require one lane closure. However, traffic will flow two ways at all times. 

Businesses and residents will have access to driveways and sidewalks at all times, and may experience an increase in noise levels due to trucks and equipment in the area.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin’s office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at

Posted by Bob Rehak on 8/5/2020

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