City of Lubbock in phase one of drainage improvement project - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

City of Lubbock in phase one of drainage improvement project

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

We welcome rain here in West Texas, but we don't like the pools of water it leaves behind on our streets and intersections.

Some parts of Lubbock County are still dealing with lingering water from recent rain.

We may not get as much rain as we want, but when we get it, it's important for that water to have an escape route. And because Lubbock roads are flat, sometimes it's impossible for that water to leave.

That's where the storm water drainage system comes into play. It's designed to channel away water that accumulates from intersections and parking lots into playa lakes.

Lubbock's Director of Public Works, Keith Smith, says that in the past six months, a new project has begun to improve things in part of the city that lacks proper drainage.

The most recent project is focusing along Quaker Avenue near 34th Street. The city is just in the first phase of this project, but Smith says it's already made a difference.

But even when the drainage system gets rid of most of the water on the street, there will still be the occasional stagnant water.

"You're going to have water at an intersection," Smith says. "Just slow down and don't splash through it, because it drowns out your car."

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:00:10 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:00:10 GMT

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

  • Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:58:32 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:58:32 GMT

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

  • Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:49:56 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:49:56 GMT

    Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

    Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

Powered by Frankly