Three Year Bond Anniversary Marked with Every Project Initiated
The Harris County Flood Control District recently updated Harris County Commissioners on the progress of the 2018 voter-approved bond program. That update included a huge milestone with the announcement that every project included in the bond program has been initiated. In the three years since $2.5 billion in bonds to finance flood damage reduction projects were approved, the following work has been done:
181 of 181 bond projects have been initiated.
$251 million in contracts have been awarded to engineering companies.
$552 million in contracts have been awarded for construction of capital improvements and repairs.
27 projects have completed, removing 11,000 homes from 100-year floodplains.
Another 660 buyouts have been completed with another 662 in process.