A $2.4 million project is slated to begin in San Leon this summer to repave some of the bayside community’s roads.

The county commissioners court recently inked a contract with Lucas Construction Company in League City for the repaving project using Federal Emergency Management Agency funds left over from Hurricane Ike.

As other projects have fallen through or been determined ineligible for federal emergency funding, the county has identified other projects that could be used from alternative funding pots, Commissioner Darrell Apffel said.

“This is a huge repaving project, and it’s really good for the Bayshore,” Apffel said.

The project could begin as early as June 26 and is estimated to take six months, Apffel said.

Many of the roads in San Leon are in need of repair or expansion, residents said. Joe Manchaca, president of the board for the San Leon Municipal District, wasn’t familiar with the details of the project but welcomed any roadwork.

“I’d like to see repair on roads already here as much as I want to see roads pushed through,” Manchaca said.

There have been road repairs in the community in the last several years, he said.

“Would we like to see more? We certainly would but understanding we’re not the only area in Galveston County that needs it,” Manchaca said.

The repaving project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, Apffel said.

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