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Hidalgo Co. Precinct 1 Preps Milano Road for Rainfall

3 years 3 months 1 day ago Tuesday, August 22 2017 Aug 22, 2017 August 22, 2017 6:25 PM August 22, 2017 in News

WESLACO – A major drainage project in Weslaco is underway.

According to the Office of Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 1 David Fuentes, a two-mile stretch of Milano Road up to 18th Street is caliche. The project is not yet finished.

Two residents who live nearby said they are concerned about the potential for flooding later this week.

"A lot of people do drive through here when it's raining and it kind of gets real slippery,” one driver said. “I'm pretty sure there's going to be a crash."

The county commissioner’s office said the caliche in place is harder than dirt and the project will last about four more weeks without any weather delays.

Jose Cabeza de Vaca works for Precinct 1 and said officials are prepping the road for rainfall.

“We will prepare a crown top design so water can flow into the road side ditches in preparation of rainfall later this week,” Cabeza de Vaca said in an e-mail.

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