The second phase of excavation work in Gateway Park is expected to begin next month. The work includes the mass excavation of an area in the park for the purposes of developing valley storage for the Fort Worth Central City project. Creating valley storage sites is pivotal to providing flood protection for our city. In addition to the mass excavation, the project includes tree protection, tree removal, utility protection, drainage culvert, fencing, and site restoration using a variety of seed mixes, and incidental related work.
The first phase of valley storage excavation in the park, which was completed earlier this year, involved removing over 1.4 million CY of material (enough material was moved in phase 1 to fill roughly 40% of AT&T stadium). For phase 2 work, roughly 81,000 CY of material will be removed and brought to a haul site within the park where the old wastewater treatment plant was located.
Portions of the haul road between the two sites will follow an existing City of Fort Worth haul road used for the demolition of the old wastewater treatment plant. Using this existing haul road will cause minimal traffic impacts to the public. A temporary access road will be constructed keeping hauling operations within the park and off of nearby roadways.