The Flood Diversion Authority on Thursday approved the selection of local engineering firms that will participate in constructing the F-M Area Diversion Project.

The engagement of these firms ensures the diversion will benefit from local talent working on local components of the project. The firms’ involvement will also help create local jobs and boost our economy.

In addition, the selections enable the Diversion Authority to further its partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and take additional leadership in the implementation of the project.

The project’s Engineering Design Services Selection Committee received seven proposals for professional services from several excellent firms, conducted interviews, and made the final selections. The Diversion Authority will enter into a Master Services Agreement with Houston-Moore Group, LLC for Bridge Design, Diversion Channel Design, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Levee and Flood Wall Design, Utility Relocation Design, and Recreation and Use Planning.

In addition, Houston-Moore Group, LLC, ProSource, and Ulteig will handle Land Acquisition services. Diversion Authority staff will begin contracting discussions with the three firms.