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.