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Bridge City – FM 1442 Drainage Improvement Project

The Orange County Drainage District is pleased to update our citizens on the Bridge City – FM 1442 Drainage Improvement Project. 

This joint project involves various local entities including: the Orange County Drainage District, the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Bridge City, and the Orange County Road and Bridge Department to provide drainage relief to various subdivisions in the City of Bridge City.  The affected subdivisions include Sylvan Glades, West Gate, Meadows, Schofield Place, and Palm Ridge Additions. 

The District also wants to acknowledge the Bridge City Independent School District and the Common Ground Community Church for providing essential easements to the Orange County Drainage District.  Without their efforts, this project would not have been possible. 

The District and its local partners designed the project to provide drainage improvements during significant rain events (when the ditch adjacent to the north side of FM 1442 becomes full).  During these high-intensity rain events, the project will allow storm water to flow underneath FM 1442 into the existing Colonial Outfall Ditch and, ultimately, to the Neches River.

The photographs below depict the District’s progress on this project. As of July 19, 2023, the District is in the process of backfilling and covering the installed culverts to complete the project.

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