Harris County Flood Control District Selects Three Projects in Greenwood UD
In response to the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) assessed areas where upgraded drainage could potentially help mitigate future flooding events. Recently, HCFCD selected three projects in Greenwood UD to help improve drainage and reduce the risk of flooding in the Evergreen Villas, Hidden Meadow, and Parkway subdivisions. Funding and oversight for these projects are directed through HCFCD. Learn more about the upcoming construction of these three projects and their positive impact on the surrounding area below.
Evergreen Villas project
The Evergreen Villas proposed project will upgrade the underground storm sewers under East Little York Road and reconfigure the Hidden Meadow Phase II Detention Pond from a dry-bottom to a wet-bottom pond. Expanding the storm sewers and reconfiguring the detention pond will increase water storage.
Hidden Meadow project
The Hidden Meadow proposed improvement plans include the expansion of storm sewers near the park on Montclair Bend Ln. The upgrades should help alleviate flooding from the front sections of Hidden Meadow, which were impacted by Hurricane Harvey flooding. The subdivision will see the revision of the Hidden Meadow Phase I Detention Pond into a wet-bottom pond. These improvements should help with drainage and increase water storage.
The proposed plans for Parkway include expanding the trunk line along Park Trail Dr. and constructing a new detention pond across Tidwell Rd. from the subdivision. The detention pond will feature a trail and benches, allowing residents to enjoy outdoor recreation. The Parkway flood control expansion should help reduce flooding in the area while providing an amenity for the surrounding communities.
What residents can expect: timeline and traffic impacts
Construction is expected to start in late 2023, and during the construction period, there may be changes to traffic patterns on certain roads.
Construction of the Evergreen Villas project will impact East Little York Road from Montclair Bend Ln. to Leafy Autumn Path. This road will be subject to lane closures during certain hours of the day while work is underway while crews work to improve the drainage system.
The Hidden Meadow subdivision project will impact Montclair Bend Ln., Tyneglen Ln., Hidden Rose Ln., and Meadow Bend Terrace Ln. You can expect closures to help facilitate storm sewer construction along these roads.
The Parkway project will cause traffic impacts on the entire footprint of the subdivision, including Park Trail Dr. Closures and detours are necessary during construction, so drivers will need to plan their trips accordingly. Additionally, side street lane closures off of Park Trail Dr. are imminent.
The community should expect some traffic and water service disruptions during construction, but HCFCD is confident that the outcome will be worth it. When complete, these projects should help reduce flooding risk and improve drainage in the area.
Start dates of these projects have not been finalized, but you can continue to check the Greenwood website for the latest news. Once projects start, HCFCD will be coordinating the project and field all community concerns regarding the construction projects. We will update the community with the appropriate contact information once confirmed with HCFCD.