the District are pleased to announce the Orange County Drainage District’s Burger King Ditch Project. The project, when completed, will add approximately 14,450 feet of drainage improvements to the two (2) earthen outfall ditches (depicted in green on the map above) located south of Interstate 10 and east of Highway 62 in Orange County, Texas.
This Project was performed, at least in part, to supply additional drainage capacity to the area in anticipation of the construction of a new hospital on the land in the area. The Project is designed to work in conjunction with the various detention facilities and other drainage improvements being made as the hospital and surrounding area are developed. The Project reflects the District’s two goals of assisting with economic development within Orange County, Texas while improving and protecting existing citizens and their property from major storm events.
These two outfalls drain a significant quantity of storm water runoff from areas located both north and south of Interstate 10. The two (2) drainage structures converge southeast of Gilbeaux’s Towing (off of Highway 62) then proceed west, crossing under Highway 62 near Dempsey Road, before finally terminating into Dorman Gully.
The photographs below depict the District’s progress on this major drainage project. Check back for updates and additional photographs reflecting the Orange County Drainage District’s Burger King Ditch Project as well as other drainage improvement projects that the District is incorporating into its network of drainage structures throughout Orange County.
The District recognizes that this Project is an essential of the development of the overall area around the new hospital facility, and will provide additional drainage relief to the area as it continues to develop commercial enterprises to serve the hospital as well as the public, in general. At the same time, the Project will continue to absorb and dispose of existing water that enters the drainage structure from other areas served by the outfall ditch.