On October 13, the League City Council unanimously approved a construction contract for the first of 21 neighborhood drainage projects included in the 2019 Bond Program https://www.leaguecity.com/bond2019. Now that the contract is approved, work is expected to get underway before the end on the year on the Bay Ridge Phase III neighborhood flood reduction project.
Phase III will be the first under construction for the four-phase project. Phase III work will improve drainage and stormwater capacity within the neighborhood adjacent to Gum Bayou. Construction is expected to last around a year and a half.
Phases II, II and IV, include levee improvements and protection from drainage flows across Hwy. 96, adding capacity to the existing detention pond and adding a dedicated pump station, and widening Gum Bayou from Hwy. 96 to southern city limits, respectively.
Of all 21 drainage projects, League City is starting with the Bay Ridge project because of how badly the neighborhood flooded during Hurricane Harvey.