Levee Raising Project

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 11 is currently raising its levee to increase the protection from flood water in the Brazos River. This was one of the biggest concerns that we heard after Hurricane Harvey and the District has worked to achieve this level of protection. This level of protection will give LID 11 one of the highest levels of protection in the Fort Bend County area. During this time of construction, there will be increased traffic on the levee, including large vehicles and construction equipment.

The safety of our residents is a priority. We have heard the residents’ concerns regarding the speed of the trucks and have conveyed the message to the Contractor. They have instructed their drivers to keep to safe speeds.

Additionally, FBCLID 11 strongly urges all residents to take care and to avoid the levee area during construction. This is for the safety of our residents and the Contractors.

In order to protect the residents and the construction workers, we have asked City of Sugar Land to increase patrols of the levee.

As a reminder, unauthorized motor vehicles on the levee is a criminal offense regardless of whether construction is taking place or not. If you witness an unauthorized motor vehicle on the District’s levee, please contact the City of Sugar Land police.

Raising Levee Height

Construction on the improvements to the levee for Fort Bend County LID 11 are about to commence. The proposed construction will increase the level of protection against the Brazos River by raising the top elevation of the levee approximately 2-feet. Additionally, the project will provide additional storage volume inside the levee.

Over the next few months, you may notice excavation equipment and dump trucks on the levee as part of this construction contract. In addition, you will also see excavation within the District’s dry detention areas. Upon completion, the entire levee will have six (6’) of freeboard above the Brazos River 100-year Floodplain.

To assist in the timely completion of the project as well as to avoid any potential injuries or damages, please avoid the levee and dry detention for the next three months. Even areas that may appear to be “complete” need to be avoided until the final completion of the entire contract. Any disruption to the construction activities will have a direct impact on the completion of the project.

A more comprehensive explanation of this and other projects currently underway by the District can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact the District via this link.

Pump Station # 1 Progress

Pictures of your tax dollars at work: Construction is progressing at the storm water pump stations. Back-up, emergency operation gates are installed and operational at Pump Station No. 2. Two of the new back-up, emergency operation gates and actuators are installed at Pump Station No. 1. The associated electrical work at Pump Station No. 1 is also underway. These projects are financed with our bonds.