Flooding on McNeil Reiterates Need for New Drainage Project

- Saturdays downpour makes it clear that one upcoming city project can't start soon enough.

As water fills up McNiel Avenue, residents may take comfort in the fact that the city is making plans to relieve the flooding in the future.

A mile of new drainage will be installed underground on McNiel from Southwest Parkway to right past Cunningham Elementary on Phillips.

But before that work can begin, sewer lines at Moffet Avenue and Rugley Street need to be lifted.

The city will meet with residents before construction begins, making sure there is a plan in place so they can find alternative routes into their houses.

The project is expected to be finished by December 2015 and will cost five million dollars.

Bids for the Moffet Street portion will begin in October.

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