Groundbreaking Ceremony: Northside Drainage Project
The City of Edinburg, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce got together early in the day on January 14, 2020 for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a drainage project coming up. This is the 5th drainage improvement project out of 10 drainage projects they want to work on.
This year’s project, which has been on the making for three years now, consists of improvements to the drainage along Rogers Road, within the areas of Glasscock subdivision and Edinburg North High School. They have decided to work on this area, as any rain which hits the area causes flooding and it is important to solve this issue, especially with having an elementary and high school located nearby.
This project will be installing more than 6800 feet of storm pipe and 15 inlets. This project will not be using a lot of taxpayers money due to FEMA covering 75% of the major cost bringing it down to $1.5 million dollars.
“This is the type of stuff that really affects people's lives, people’s homes, [causes] damage to their homes, cars. Please be patient,[as] this project will be finished around November.” Councilmember David White explained, as the completion of this exciting improvement is estimated to be completed by November of 2020.
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Ground breaking of our 5th drainage improvement project! This project consists of improvements to the drainage along Rogers road, in the areas of Glasscock subdivision and Edinburg North High School. FEMA is covering 75% of the total cost, and the estimated completion is November 2020. #edinburgproud