Tree Removal Project Along New Territory Boulevard

The District will begin a project to remove certain trees along New Territory Boulevard near the intersection of Chatham Avenue moving East towards the Bridge on March 3, 2022. The area impacted is shown on the map below.

The District intends to remove approximately 42 trees in this area, which will create more spacing between the tree trunks. The purpose of removing the trees is to allow more sunlight to promote and maintain growth of grass and landscaping. The shade from the existing tree canopies has inhibited vegetation growth. The proposed spacing will be consistent with tree spacing in other areas of the community.

The project is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Section 28 Lake Erosion – Phase I

The Board of Directors of Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 (FBCLID 17) authorized the award of a contract for the Section 28 Lake Erosion – Phase I at their regular meeting on Thursday, November 11, 2021.  The contract was awarded to Double Oak Erosion in the amount of $382,673.48.  The project is anticipated to start around January 5, 2022 and is expected to have a duration of approximately 2 months, weather permitting.

The project will consist of the repair of approximately 2,400 feet of shoreline utilizing an erosion repair product known as Dredgesox.  Dredgesox is a soft armor solution comprised of a knitted mesh product that is filled with suitable soil material to restore the shoreline and provide protection against future bank erosion due to wave action.  Once installed, the knitted mesh will be covered with sod to re-establish the natural lake edge in the Phase I area.  As part of this work, it is anticipated that existing vegetation along the shoreline will be removed and replaced.  During construction, work will be accomplished from the shoreline and within the lake itself.  During this time, work will be happening around the existing sidewalk in the public area of the lake.  It is not intended that the work will result in any closure of the sidewalk system.

A map of the Phase I area with affected shoreline outlined in red is provided below.