Drainage improvements along FM 518 in League City will move to the next phase with the help of funding from the Texas Department of Transportation.

What happened

On June 25, League City City Council voted unanimously to enter into a funding agreement with TxDOT for construction approval for FM 518 and Wesley Street drainage improvements.

The project’s boundaries are along FM 518 from west of Wesley Drive to east of Wesley Drive, according to agenda documents.

The improvements include upsizing and installing a new storm sewer to convey stormwater to Corum Ditch, according to agenda documents.

A detention pond will be constructed near the intersection of Wesley Drive and Corum Ditch to capture the water that might flow from the new system, according to agenda documents.

The city is making improvements to capture stormwater runoff that exceeds the sewer system’s capacity, according to the city’s website.

Community Impact previously reported this project was removed from the League City Drainage Improvement Projects plan, according to agenda documents.

By the numbers

The total project cost is estimated to be $2 million, with the state supplying $54,000 through the cost-sharing agreement, according to agenda documents.

Looking ahead

Construction is estimated to begin in August and wrap up by May, according to the city’s website.