A major project that’s expected to begin this fall will replace aging asphalt and improve drainage on Broadway.

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(4) comments

David Smith

Lowering the road 4 inches will increase drainage..( yes .. I read the overlay comment).. interesting comment

Brian Maxwell

Right now the crown of the road is higher than most businesses on Broadway. This puts water into those businesses more and more frequently. The crossings will assist with flow as well as opening up new drainage on 48th that doesn’t exist today.

Will this cure Broadway flooding? No. Will it improve it during “normal rains” yes.....if such things as normal rains exist anymore.

Jeff Patterson

Roads and Streets are designed to hold water in excessive rainfall. So yes, lowering the road 4 inches increases the volume of water held thus reducing the threat of flooding to properties

Rusty Schroeder

If Galveston plans on using TXDOT guidelines for highway drainage, which I don't know their plans. I have seen the newer highways with underground drainage be reduced in height with curb and gutter replacing traditional crowned highways that use road and ditches to drain. On Galveston it is all going to depend where the water ultimately drains too, not many man made drainage canals on the Island. I have seen the new TXDOT way of lowering roads work and fail, as long as the water can drain all is good, if not people who have never flooded before flood every time a good rain comes. Go talk to the people on 646 between 1764 and 517 in Santa Fe what they think of flat lowered highways, where your running shoes when you do.

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