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Sherman readies flood-control project

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Sherman plans to replace this culvert under Lamberth Road with four higher-capacity pipes. (KTEN) Sherman plans to replace this culvert under Lamberth Road with four higher-capacity pipes. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- The City of Sherman is taking proactive measures against the potential for flooding along Post Oak Creek.

A 10-foot culvert near the intersection of Travis Street and Lamberth Road will be replaced with four 12-foot culverts to accommodate more water during flash flooding events.

City spokesman Nate Strauch said the $1.7 million project just west of US 75 is part of a plan that's been in the works for more than a decade.

"This is an area that does experience flooding from time to time," he said. "For the past dozen years, we've really looked at this issue and tried to see what's the lowest-hanging fruit. What kind of projects can we pick off here that will increase public safety in the event that something like this happens."

The project's goal is to give first responders a passage through the area during emergencies.

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