Victoria could seek $55 million in grant funding for drainage upgrades

Pedestrians walk down a flooded Red River Street while a stalled car sits in the road in this Advocate file photo from September 2017. The city of Victoria could seek $55 million in grant funding to improve drainage in an area in the middle of the city.

The city of Victoria plans to seek almost $55 million in grant funding to do extensive flood control and drainage improvements in a roughly 1.8-square-mile area of the city.

Victoria’s City Council will make the final decision about whether to apply for the grant funding at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. Questions, tips, or ideas? Please get in touch: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

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