As Big Freeway Projects Move Forward, What Lessons Were Learned from Harvey’s Floods?

Transportation planners say detention ponds and pumps will be part of a major freeway rebuild downtown and on the north side.

By Gail DelaughterAugust 30, 2018 9:30 am|

From Houston Public Media:

One year ago this week was the event we now just call Harvey. The storm’s record-breaking rainfall highlighted any and all weak spots.

One of those spots is Houston’s freeways. They can flood even during a big thunderstorm, but should they be getting that much water?

I looked at one trouble spot, next to where TxDOT is planning a major redesign of I-45.

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