COPPERAS COVE — A $270,000 drainage project, set to start Friday, will require residents to move their vehicles from the roadway in several city blocks for the next three months.

The Western Hills project will install inlet boxes, manholes, pipe drains and culverts in the 200 block of Bridle, Blanket and Spur drives. Construction also will take place in the 100 and 200 block of Saddle Drive.

“The city is requesting that all vehicles, trailers and similar obstructions to be off the street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the scheduled project period,” stated a news release from the city.

All four roadways will be closed to through traffic and detours will be set up during construction. The roadways will remain open to residents.

Garbage collection will remain on schedule, but residents are asked to place trash bins on top of curb and not in the street.

According to the city’s capital improvement plan, the project will correct the inadequate storm water runoff system along Saddle Drive to minimize flooding.

“There are eight to 10 residences along the northern side of Saddle Drive that have been impacted by floodwater in the past,” said Doug Hearn, of Hearn Engineering, which designed the project in June.

Construction is estimated at 90 days and should end in October.

Residents with questions or concerns can call the street department at 254-547-2168 or public works at 254-547-0751.

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​ or (254) 501-7474

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