Location of Lauder Basin Phase 2

Construction Starting Soon on Lauder Basin Phase 2

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) will soon begin constructing its Lauder Basin Phase 2 in the Greens Bayou watershed. Scheduled for Fall 2022, Phase 2 is located east of Aldine Westfield Road in the area of the Castlewood Subdivision between Aldine Bender and Lauder Roads.

Location of Lauder Basin Phase 2 near Castlewood Subdivision
Looking S over Phase 1 of the Lauder Basin in March 2022. Greens Bayou on right. Phase 2 will go in the trees, upper right.

Size and Scope

This project help reduce existing flood levels by safely holding 651 acre-feet of stormwater during heavy rains. It will involve excavating approximately 1,152,200 cubic yards of soil, cost approximately $22.5 million, and hold 212 million gallons of stormwater. That’s more than a foot of rain falling across a square mile.

Phase II will be a dry bottom stormwater detention basin. A remnant channel, or “oxbow,” in Phase II will be recreated at the bottom of the basin.

Additional trees will be planted post-construction. While the stormwater detention basin’s primary function is to reduce flooding risks, the site may provide multi-use recreational facilities that would be developed by partner entities. Construction of Phase I of this project, located along Greens Bayou between Lauder Road and JFK Boulevard, was substantially completed earlier this Spring.

More Specifics

2018 HCFCD Bond Project C-34
Precinct: 2
Contractor: RES Gulf Coast LLC, dba LECON, Inc.
Contract Amount: approximately $22.5 Million
Construction Start: Fall 2022
Contract Duration: 581 calendar days (about 1.5 years)

Mid-Reach Program: Greens Bayou cuts across NW Houston to Greenspoint Mall, then parallels Beltway 8 south of Intercontinental Airport. At Aldine-Westfield Road it turns further south, and cuts under 59 by the go-cart track. This project is part of the Greens Mid-Reach program, which has restored a 10-year level of service to the Bayou and is aiming for a 25-year level.

Greens Midreach program
Greens Mid-Reach Program. See Lauder Basin Location in lower right.

Construction Warning

Construction equipment will access the work area via Miranda Street. The contractor will use heavy construction equipment such as dump trucks, excavators, and bulldozers to remove trees, vegetation, and excavated soil.

Motorists should heed all warning and road closure signs and detours. Be alert to truck traffic when passing near construction access points and along truck routes.

For More Information

For more information, visit the project page at www.hcfcd.org/C34.

Direct questions or comments to www.hcfcd.org/contact-us.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 9/5/22

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