Plans to raise Ike-flooded road

August 17, 2009 5:33:03 AM PDT
Bids will be accepted next month to raise FM 3005 in Galveston after Hurricane Ike-related flooding closed it. High tides were blamed for flooding the westbound evacuation route.

The Galveston County Daily News reports the $3.4 million project will be funded with federal stimulus dollars.

Ike swamped parts of Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008. The surge reached FM 3005 the day before the storm made landfall.

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin accepting bids Sept. 9. Agency spokeswoman Karen Othon had no timetable for when the project would be finished.

The upgrade will run from the San Luis Pass Toll Bridge to the end of Galveston's famed seawall.

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