2018 Bond Drainage Improvement Projects

On May 5, 2018, City of McAllen voters approved a bond proposition for $22 million for drainage improvements. Over the next five years, the City of McAllen will embark on an impressive schedule to complete 23 projects throughout the city that will address the city’s storm water management including minimizing flooding, widening drainage outlets, increasing capacity at detention flooding ponds, and other related infrastructure improvements.

Property Tax Increase: Approximately $21 per year for the average McAllen home

Drainage Projects

  • August 27, 2018

    McAllen City Commission authorized bond sale

  • September 10, 2018

    McAllen City Commission to award engineering contracts

  • September 13, 2018

    Delivery of bond proceeds

2018 Bond – Drainage Improvement Project Narratives Projects are listed in order of greatest anticipated scope and level of effort.

  • Group A

    Bicentennial Blueline (Tamarack Avenue to Harvey Avenue) Bridge Replacement Structural and hydraulic evaluation, analysis, design and construction document preparation for bridge structures at Tamarack Avenue, La Vista Avenue, Highland Avenue and Harvey Avenue.

  • Group B

    Northwest Regional Stormwater Detention Facility (RDF) Analysis and design of a regional stormwater detention facility.

  • Group C

    Martin Avenue Stormwater Drainage Improvements – N 6th Street to NE Blueline
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    Primrose Avenue at Bicentennial Drive Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure (outfall)

    Quamasia Avenue at N 11th Street Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    N 4th Street at Sunflower Avenue Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    Stormwater Gate Structure 254BL (IBWC) – Bypass Infrastructure for Trailer-mounted Pump
    Permanent suction/discharge infrastructure and site-staging improvements to facilitate operation of portable trailer-mounted stormwater pump for bypass operations.

    Stormwater Gate Structure 255 (IBWC) – Bypass Infrastructure for Trailer-mounted Pump
    Permanent suction/discharge infrastructure and site-staging improvements to facilitate operation of portable trailer-mounted stormwater pump for bypass operations.

  • Group D

    Dove Avenue (N 6th Street to N 2nd Street) Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    N 43rd Street Stormwater Bypass
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    Gardenia Avenue at N 25 ½ Street Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; surface drainage improvements

    Vine Avenue at N 48th Street Stormwater Bypass
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    S 2nd Street at Byron Nelson Avenue Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

  • Group E

    Northwest Blueline Regrade - Trenton Road to Outfall
    Channel regrade to maximize channel conveyance efficiency and linear attenuation

    Marigold Avenue (Alley) Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding (alley); utility relocation, grading and minor storm sewer infrastructure

    N 12th Street at Esperanza Avenue Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    Harvey Avenue at N Main Street Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    N 7 ½ Street at Highland Avenue Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    Iris Ave at Cynthia Avenue Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; storm sewer infrastructure

    East Tamarack Avenue Drainage Improvements
    Localized flooding; surface drainage improvements

  • January, 2019

    Begin Phase 1 projects

  • Fall, 2019

    Begin Phase 2 projects

2018 Bond Traffic Improvement Projects

On May 5, 2018, City of McAllen voters approved a bond proposition for $3 million for traffic improvements. Over the next four years, the City of McAllen will embark on an impressive schedule to conduct a comprehensive traffic study throughout the city that will lay the groundwork for an expansion of the traffic systems in McAllen. In addition, new traffic cabinets and controllers will be purchased and installed, installing new fiber to signals to improve communication between traffic signals and synchronizing the traffic lights along major corridors.

Property Tax Increase: Approximately $3.00 for the average McAllen home

Traffic Control Projects

  • July 23, 2018

    Traffic Signal Cabinets Purchased, Approved by McAllen City Commission

  • December 2018 – June 2020

    Cabinet installation

  • October, 2018

    Comprehensive Traffic Study RFQ

  • December 2018 - June 2019

    Comprehensive Traffic Study

  • July 2019 - December 2020

    Signal Timing Implementation & Adjustments

  • Fall 2018 – Winter 2020

    Communications (Fiber Installations)