Flood relief is on the way for Hidalgo County residents

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Expansion on the South Main drain, which runs between Edinburg and McAllen is underway. This expansion is expected to help with flooding, benefiting more than 150,000 Hidalgo County residents.

Yesterday, city and county officials held a groundbreaking that marked the drain’s expansion, which will widen from about 60-80 feet up to 220 feet in some of the drain’s areas.

The expansion was made possible due to leftover money from the $190 million drainage bond project approved by voters in 2018.

The first phase of the expansion is expected to be completed in one year.

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