Citizen-Approved Drainage Project to Begin in Riverbend

Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $2.5 million drainage project to address street flooding in Riverbend.

The drainage work was included in four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million decisively approved by Sugar Land voters on November 5th, 2019.

The projects covering drainage, facilities, mobility and safety included in the propositions were selected based on extensive planning through various master plans, City Council input and the results of citizen satisfaction surveys that indicated drainage, public safety and traffic/mobility are the top three priorities for residents.

Voters approved more than $47 million for drainage improvements, including the $2.5 million Riverbend project that will result in the construction of a new storm sewer system and modifications to the existing storm sewer system, concrete roadway reconstruction and inlet replacements in the Riverbend area.

The project is scheduled to begin in May and be completed by November, weather permitting. No service disruptions are anticipated; however, temporary lane closures and detours are expected. Updates will be provided to the neighborhood using several methods, including the city’s website, homeowner association notifications, social media posts, electronic message boards, door hangars and more.

“Drainage improvements continue to be identified as a top priority by our community,” said City Engineer Jessie Li. “Our residents have been clear on the continued need to invest in drainage projects to keep our city safe. We’ve worked hard to deliver on our promise from the 2019 Go Bond election. Every drainage project approved by voters will be under construction by next year.”

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