The plan is to correct flooding problems on W Lindsey Street, W Main Street and Franklin Road. Some of the flooding has plagued motorists and residents for the past 40 years, officials said.
On W Lindsey Street, plans are to widen from three to five lanes one mile of roadway between Berry and 24th Avenue and add major stormwater improvements, particularly at McGee Drive, where people call the intersection “Lake McGee.” The project will also tie in with the Interstate 35 and Lindsey interchange project.
Councilman Tom Kovach said fixing “Lake McGee” was the main reason he ran for office.
“I wanted a solution to Lake McGee,” he said. “I pledged I would be the voice echoing Lake McGee until something was done about it.”