FEMA awards Harlingen $1.1 million for drainage improvements

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HARLINGEN, Texas – This week, FEMA announces over $1.1 million to continue improvements along 9th and 13th streets of Harlingen. This project is Phase 2 in the city’s master drainage plan which will include the replacement of over 7,000 feet of sewer pipes, 14 manholes and 53 inlets.

Congressman Filemon Vela issued a statement on the announcement saying the federal grant is “a great step forward in addressing the ongoing flooding issues.”

Carlos Sanchez, assistant city manager, “We want a contractor to start construction in March. We expect the project to last probably anywhere from 8 to 10 months.”

The total cost of the project is $2.7 million with the city providing the remaining funds.

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