Historically, the Loop 82/Aquarena Springs intersection is known to flood in major rainfall events. A preliminary engineering study of the land contours indicates that the low point in the intersection is located just east of the northbound IH 35 feeder road. Stormwater that drains to this low point is not able to reach the TxDOT drainage ditch and drain south as it was designed.
Based on this data, the recommended improvements to remedy this include curb cuts and inlet improvements adjacent to the low point location combined with an inlet to send water from the north side of the road away from the intersection.
Clean-out of the TxDOT ditch vegetation that is currently overgrown is recommended to restore the ditch to the original design capacity.
Additionally, the channel’s culvert crossing at Davis Road should be modified by adding 2 additional 8’x 4’ culverts to increase the capacity of this crossing.
The project is currently in the Final design and Environmental Record Review Phase.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2021 and complete in the Summer of 2022.