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County holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Las Lomas Drainage Project

Along with fewer cases of rising water levels during storms, residents can also start to see safer driving conditions, especially for their kids.
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 7:19 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 10:41 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A project years in the making for a community in the eastern part of the county is now a reality.

Officials were on hand on Thursday to cut the ribbon for two drainage channels in the Las Lomas subdivision.

Residents in the area say it’s been prone to flooding and other problems because of the creek that runs through there.

Along with fewer cases of rising water levels during storms, residents can also start to see safer driving conditions, especially for their kids.

“Now you’re going to be able to have the people that are going back and forth from work, be able to go in and out a lot faster," said Judge Tano Tijerina. "The buses for the kids, it’s gonna be able to help them as well at Las Lomas.”

Tijerina says the project was done all in-house, saving the county about two million dollars.

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