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Edinburg, TEXAS – “It’s about time!” Those were the words of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina as the city officially broke ground on its newest drainage project, Edinburg Northside Drainage Improvement project.
This is the fifth of ten drainage improvements the city has planned to help alleviate flooding issues that have plagued the city for years.
The Edinburg Northside project consists of improvements to the drainage along Rogers Road in the areas of Glasscock subdivision, Stonecrest subdivision, and the area around Edinburg North High School and will impact close to 3,000 residents.
“Drainage is one of the concerns I hear about most from constituents.” Said Mayor Molina. “We knew this was something we had to tackle. After more than a decade, the city is finally going to step up and make sure that our residents don’t have to worry about their homes and school flooding anymore.”
The project will cost $1,480,776.00; however, not all of that is coming from taxpayer dollars. A FEMA grant will cover 75% of the total amount.
City Engineer Mardoqueo Hinojosa says the project is scheduled for completion in November 2020.