Galveston County Commissioners during a meeting today will consider approving a more than $1.6 million drainage project in Santa Fe.

The commissioners court is scheduled to vote on the project along Highland Bayou north of FM 1764 between Avenue Q and Avenue S in Santa Fe, according to county documents. The project would install underground stormwater boxes, pipes and junction boxes, according to the county.

The county’s using about $1.32 million in federal funding from the community Development Block Grant disaster recovery program stemming from Hurricane Ike in 2008 to address existing issues with the drainage system affecting about 1,300 people, according to the county.

The area in Santa Fe suffered flooding at least twice in the past year, first in April and again during Hurricane Harvey in August. The project is intended to provide drainage to areas that lack outfall drainage now and reduce flooding for residents, according to the county.

The county will connect some of the drainage projects along the bayou to the stormwater crossing under FM 1764, according to the county.

With commissioners approval, the work is slated to begin in April and take about six months to complete, according to the county.

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(4) comments

Ray Taft

Wow. The city of Santa Fe is getting immediate flood control help using money that Judge Henry repeatedly promised would be used to fix drainage problems in unincorporated Bacliff. We have been waiting for five years. Time to get rid of Henry. Vote for Cox.

Bobby Wylie

1.6 Millon sounds like a lot but is a drop in the bucket for what is needed across Galveston county. Believe me don't think Judge Henry had much to do with this. Not sure if he knows where this area is. I do like your believe its time to get rid of him though. Lets all get out and vote to make sure that happens

PS Robbins

Will Dickinson be following suit? After this past weekend I'd sure hope so.

Michelle Aycoth

Dickinson needs to clean out and widen Benson Bayou, this Bayou is the main reason the Deats road area flooded so bad.
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