City of Houston Garden Oaks & Shepherd Forest Area Drainage and Paving Improvements
The City of Houston selected PGAL to provide engineering services to fix significant drainage problems in the Garden Oaks and Shepherd Forest area. The engineering team delivered an extensive drainage analysis and developed alternative, cost-effective solutions.
PGAL’s preliminary engineering report outlined solution alternatives and delineated a series of phases that would provide significant relief during the first phase and additive relief in subsequent phases.
The project included an interconnection of drainage systems that eliminated the need to reconstruct every system by utilizing the full capacity of certain trunk lines.
When the originally proposed detention pond sites proved too costly to acquire, PGAL developed alternative solutions that provided a higher level of flood protection at a much lower cost, while eliminating the need for real estate acquisition.
Design of the first phase of project improvements was completed in February 2016. The project is currently in bidding, with an estimated Phase 1 construction cost of $19,191,000.
- Extensive drainage analysis
- Report outlining solution alternatives, delineated into a series of phases