Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 19 July 2013 08:00
PHARR—Local, state and federal officials celebrated on Monday as signs were ceremoniously unveiled, officially designating the first 100 miles of interstate highway in the Rio Grande Valley. The new interstate highway segments are the fruit of a 20-year effort to bring an interstate highway to the Valley.
The first signs were placed in Pharr Monday, marking the Interstate 69 East, Interstate 2 and Interstate 69 Central.
Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar and the Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin were all in attendance for the unveiling of the new signs.