Steve Fouga

New plan has no gate at the Pass, so road will flood from behind. Still, your reasoning makes sense to me. The same should be true of FM 3005 and SH 87.

Imagine, 50 years from now, if the “Ike Dike” is as poorly maintained as our current infrastructure. Which it might be, given that it will also be expensive to maintain, and on top of, rather than instead of, what we already fail to maintain. Then what?

I guess I’m the only one who thinks the barrier, if built, should be with the highways on top of it, to protect them from flooding, and to enable one right-of-way to serve two purposes, thus reducing the overall right-of-way footprint. Or just don’t build the barrier; that would reduce its f…

Carlos, somebody DID post that, and I responded. Not that it really matters, just setting the record straight.

And not just bureaucrats, Gary, but people who do real work! Imagine the battalions of maintenance personnel it’ll take to keep 75 miles of levees, dozens of floodgates, who knows how many pumps, not to mention the Bolivar Roads Gate, in working condition. I think I read that such maintenanc…

Another difference, I believe, is that all people be charged equally, or not at all, for beach access. And Seawall parking is considered beach access.

Triple would be better, but double is good. $16 for a day at the beach is a great deal I'm all for it!... [thumbup][cool]

First comment: I hope the people wishing for the levee to be placed in front of their beachfront homes understand two things. First, they might not be able to see over it from their house. Second, their pathway to the beach will have to be over it, not through it.

Second comment: I …

I don't agree that the effort should be derailed, as there are cheaper and more environmentally sound options available, that also have the advantage of not changing the character of Galveston Island. These should be studied seriously.

I do agree that the full-up 75-mile-long Ike Di…

Yeah, the beachfront folks are in a pickle. If the levee is built behind them, their property will be in more danger than it is now. If the levee is built in front of them, they lose their view, and property values drop. I'm not sure which I would want, if I were wealthy enough to own bea…