Ditch “H” Widening

Project Description

Longhorn Excavators, Inc. was contracted for the construction of Ditch “H” Widening for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 and Construction of Control Levee and Tract Five Fill Plan Phase I to serve Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17, for the improvement of drainage conditions along Oyster Creek and areas surrounding First Colony and Old Sugar Land. The control structure is to divert floodwater from Oyster Creek to Ditch H when the creek rises and to maintain normal levels in the creek when it’s not raining.

Scope of Work

The scope of work included:

  • Site preparation of 225 acres
  • Stripping, stockpiling and replacement of topsoil
  • Excavated 1,543,820 cubic yards of material
  • Haul and compact excavated material
  • Backslope & ditch interceptor structure. 16,000 LF interceptor ditches ran
    the length of the channel of both sides
  • Construction Entry/Exit of washdown area
  • Turf establishment

Site Preparation

Excavated over 1,500,000 cubic yards of material from a “live” drainage channel which is forty-four feet (44′) deep at its outfall to the Brazos River. The cross-section of the channel was made up of alternating layers of sands and clays.

Date: June 2004 – December 2005
Cost: $9,698,547.00
Expertise: Multisite Coordination

Project Details

Ft. Bend County, Texas

Client Name: Costello Engineering, Inc.

Client Contact: Greg Frank

Client Telephone: 713-783-7788

Established Completion Date: 4/9/05

Actual Completion Date: 8/18/05

If Actual Completion Date Differs: Change orders were required, which extended the project completion date.

Awarded Contract Price: $9,669,666.00

Actual Contract Price: $9,698,547.00

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