Lubbock is about to spend $33.35 million for a drainage project from Maxey Park to the Canyon Lake System. Maxey Park is notorious for flooding during any kind of big rain event.
Excess water from the lake in Maxey Park will be channeled to the new drainage line that will go east from the intersection of Erskine & Quaker to the Canyon Lake system.
Eventually, the project will also include drainage from a playa lake near 4th & Indiana to reduce flooding in the Arnett Benson Neighborhood. Companies wishing to bid on phase one of the project have until January 5th. Once a bidder is chosen the project is to be completed within two years.
A similar project connecting South Lubbock playa lakes to the canyon has reduced the severity of flooding in that part of town.
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