The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is planning improvements to the West Irving Creek drainage channel. This channel runs for about 3 miles and drains water run off for over 3 square miles of Irving.
This multiyear project is in the early design stage, and the City of Irving is seeking resident input to ensure that the final design meets the current and future needs of this section of the city.
The channel was constructed during the original development of the area and now periodically floods neighboring properties. In addition to needed repairs, the city plans to update the channel to meet current and future development in the area. Work is expected to begin in 2023, and the project will be funded in part by Municipal Drainage Utility (MDU) funds.
As the project is currently in planning stages, details are still being developed. The city expects to deepen the existing concrete channel. Initially, utilities will need to be relocated and several bridges will be reconstructed before improvements to the channel can begin. The city is also evaluating improvements to the parks along the creek, as well as improved debris and sediment collection.
An initial public meeting was held in April to gather input. Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are invited to share questions and concerns at CityofIrving.org/Creek-Survey through Aug. 31. Respondents can request follow-up contact to questions and concerns.
Visit CityofIrving.org/WestIrvingCreek for more information and updates on the project.
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