18th Street drainage project

The 18th Street sign is seen on the corner of Avenue O 1/2 in Galveston on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. According to the newly adopted capital projects list, the city plans to add below-ground storm drainage systems on 18th Street, which will cost more than $10 million.


An $11.2 million bond-funded project to improve drainage along 18th Street might also allow the city to install a system of stormwater pump stations that could greatly reduce flooding, officials said.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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Carol Hollaway

There is an error in the article. The City’s CRS rating has improved from a rating of 7 to a 5, which is reflected in the flood insurance premiums we pay.

It’s good to read that the City is now approaching flood mitigation more aggressively—to the 25-year event.

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