Phase 2 of $5.6 million drainage project underway in Hidalgo County

9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, February 09 2022 Feb 9, 2022 February 09, 2022 7:22 PM February 09, 2022 in News - Local

A groundbreaking was held Wednesday on phase two of a $5.6 million drainage project.

The first phase of the South Main Drain Expansion runs from McColl Road in McAllen to I-69C in Edinburg.

The second part of the work will extend the drainage system an additional 3.2 miles.

"We've got a two-lane water highway, and we're going to expand it to a four-lane water highway" said Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Ellie Torres. "So you can envision the amount of water traffic that can flow through here and away from homes and into the systems. It's just a win for everyone."

The system will be able to handle more than 100 million gallons of water at a time to help move floodwater out of Edinburg, McAllen, Pharr and San Juan.

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