McAllen Moves Forward with $22M Project to Improve Drainage System

4 years 1 week 1 day ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 September 18, 2018 6:49 PM September 18, 2018 in News

MCALLEN – The city of McAllen is investing $22 million to improve their drainage system.

Work for the first of over 20 projects, which were approved under a bond earlier this year, will begin south of McAllen by the intersection of El Rancho and McColl roads to alleviate flooding.

The improvements will cost residents an extra 1.8 cents to every $100 of their home value.

City officials tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS if the timeline of the project is not met, the engineers will be penalized. This is the first time the city has included such rule in their contracts.

KRGV’s John Paul Barajas spoke with several residents who say they’re ready to see results.  

Watch the video above for the full story. 

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