Written by Kathy Olivarez Friday, 25 October 2013 07:57
Tempers flared at the Hidalgo County Commissioners Tuesday meeting during a discussion of allowing McAllen and Mission to put money into completion of State Highway 365 to a point west of Conway Avenue.
In the past few years the Regional Mobility, Authority has been working to get funding for the stretch of SH 365 from Anzalduas Bridge west to the Donna Bridge, Phase I of the Hidalgo County Loop Project. This included 15.28 miles of road from FM 396 east to US 281. Phase II of SH 365 was 2.65 miles of road from FM 1016 (Conway Avenue) to FM 396.
A second project known as the International Bridge Trade Corridor would run north from FM 3072 in the east and west from FM 493 in the east to US 83 (a total of 13.1 miles of road) at a cost of $233 million. Both segments of the corridor are on the eastern side of the county.