USACE Fort Worth awards $6.8M bypass channel contract

May 17, 2023
USACE’s Fort Worth District awarded an architect-engineer contract to CDM-Stanley Joint Venture to complete the design of the North Bypass Channel.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District announced that it has awarded a $6.8 million architect-engineer contract totaling $6.8 million to complete the design of the North Bypass Channel in Fort Worth, Texas.

The bypass is part of the Modified Central City Project, which will help manage flood risk along parts of the Trinity River.

The contract was awarded to CDM-Stanley Joint Venture, the team who previously developed the 60 percent design. The work includes completing the design of the north bypass channel, which is approximately 3,900 feet of the overall 8,400 feet of bypass channel.

“With this $6.8 million design contract award, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues the progress in delivering the Modified Central City Project with our sponsor, Tarrant Regional Water District, and stakeholders,” said Program Manager Kalli Egan. “We now have the full team onboard, and we are ready to roll-up our sleeves and complete the design so we can move into construction.”

The project is in Fort Worth, Texas. The Modified Central City Project has various components including an approximate 8,400-foot bypass channel, three isolation gates, and valley storage mitigation sites (Gateway Park, Ham Branch, Riverside Park, Rockwood Park West, Samuels Avenue, and University Drive) to provide flood risk management functions along the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River.

The Fort Worth Floodway is a federally authorized and non-federally operated and maintained, urban flood risk management system. The current system was constructed in the 1960s. As a result of congressionally authorized floodway studies, it was determined that modifications (as defined by the Modified Central City Project) are required to reduce flood risk.

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