FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, recently awarded contracts totaling $9.9 million for bypass channel design, Riverside Park construction and design of Gateway Park sites in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project.
The 1.6 mile bypass channel design will be accomplished in two segments with the north segment being designed first with a task order in the amount of $4.6 million. Channel design will consist of an excavated center channel with new earthen levees constructed on the west side of the channel and reinforced concrete floodwalls on the east side. Both sides of the channel will have recreational paths for pedestrian access.
A $4.5 million contract for construction in the Riverside Park area has been awarded. This project includes grading to develop the maximum amount of valley storage on the site while avoiding an old growth of trees within the northern limits of the park. Approximately 224,000 cubic yards of earthwork at the Riverside Park Valley Storage Site will yield approximately 139 Acre-Feet of valley storage. A relatively flat area will be created that will slope to the river bank. Existing storm drain lines will be lowered and/or extended to the riverbank. Project and construction limit boundaries will be aligned to lay outside of the existing tree lines located along Oakhurst Scenic Drive and the northern end of the project. An existing parking lot located at the south end of the project area will be used as the contractor staging area and then replaced with a new pavement surface. Permanent erosion control features will be provided.
For the Riverside Oxbow/Gateway Park sites there is a contract award of $845,000 for design of the remaining Gateway Park sites to create valley storage areas. The design of roughly 100 acres is necessary to facilitate use for valley storage while maintaining the sites viability for use by the City of Fort Worth for future recreation facilities.
“With almost $10 million in contract awards the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues the progress with our stakeholders in accomplishing the overall goals and objectives of the Trinity River Vision Project. Construction, design and other aspects of the project continue to bring the overall project forward for the people of Texas,” said Project Manager Gail Hicks.
Additional Trinity River Vision/Central City Project information is available at http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water-Sustainment/Trinity-River-Central-City/ and http://www.trinityrivervision.org/.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/
Release no. NR 16-060