In November 2019, the City of Sugar Land voters decisively approved more than $47 million for 10 drainage improvement projects. Funding for some of these projects became available in FY21. In the last year and a half, the city has made great progress on these drainage projects:
Completed Projects: Dam No. 3 Improvements at Oyster Creek and Lexington Blvd.
Four projects are under construction:
- Montclair Drive Drainage Improvements in Sugar Creek – Sugar Land City Council recently approved approximately $824,000 to accelerate a portion of a drainage project in the Sugar Creek subdivision. The approved items include about 400 linear feet of drainage work from south of Wellington to just east of Charleston South. The work will include the removal and replacement of the existing roadway and the addition of a new waterline, storm sewers, fire hydrants, water valves and related items. The project was originally included in the second phase of the Sugar Creek drainage improvements planned for fiscal year 2024. Due to rising construction costs, the improvements are being added to the first phase, which is currently in progress. Accelerating the work allows the city to lock in phase one pricing and save money for taxpayers.
- Greatwood Village Drainage Improvements
- Telfair Drainage Improvements
- Riverbend Drainage Improvements
Five projects are under design/study
Drainage improvements continue to be identified as a top priority by our community; 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. In fact, every drainage project approved by voters will be under construction by next year!