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Hurricane Harvey Infrastructure Report

Thursday, November 2, 2017  
Posted by: Michael Hancock
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Member Update

October 31, 2017


Hurricane Harvey Infrastructure Report

The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas released a report today detailing $61 billion in public infrastructure needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. This includes road, bridges, flood control projects, schools, government building and other public facilities but does not include temporary and permanent housing needs, although some are housing-related. Sixty percent of the money is in flood control projects - dikes, barriers, and channel projects, as well as buyouts. A large portion ($36 billion) is for Corps of Engineers projects.

A copy of the report is on under News & Updates. The report was the basis for meetings Governor had with the Texas congressional delegation in Washington today.

Examples of projects included:

- Allen's Creek Reservoir Project - $300 million

- Galveston County Coastal Spine Project - $12 billion

- Orange County Coastal Spine Project - $665 million

- Non-Structural Flood Risk Management for Buffalo Bayou, Addicks and Barker Reservoirs - $6 billion

- Montgomery County Reservoirs - $1.6 billion

- Harris County Buy-out Project - $800 million

- Orange County Levees and Pump Facilities - $500 million

- Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvements - $355 million

- Sabine Neches Waterway Improvements - $1.3 billion

- Houston Ship Channel Hardening & Resiliency - $466 million

- Cane Island Flood Reduction Project - $72 million

- Chambers County Cedar Bayou Dredge Project - $250 million

- Spring Creek Reservoir Project - $400 million

- Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening - $750 million

- Cypress Creek Reservoir Project - $500 million

- Wharton County Levees - $77 million

- Brazos and San Bernard Rivers Levees - $1 billion

- Modernization and Extension of Freeport Flood Protection System - $2.5 billion

The report also details a number of K-12 facilities that require repair or replacement, as well as other public facilities such as water and sewer systems.


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