Where: Donna North High School
7250 N. Val Verde Road (FM 1423)
Donna, TX 78537
When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Open House: 5 p.m.
Presentation: 6 p.m.
   
Purpose: TxDOT invites citizens to view exhibits of the proposed new location SH 68 project. Members of the project development team will be available to answer questions. Attendees are welcome anytime during the open house period from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be conducted in English with a Spanish interpreter and a court reporter available. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to call (956) 702-6161 or send an email at least five working days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

Verbal and written comments will be accepted at the public meeting. In addition, written comments may be submitted until Oct. 6, 2014. Written comments can be submitted by mail to:

TxDOT, ATTN: Pharr District Engineer
600 W. US Expressway 83
Pharr, TX 78577

Comments may also be submitted by fax to (956) 702‑6110 or by email.
   
Description: The proposed ultimate SH 68 project would consist of constructing a new location highway facility located in eastern Hidalgo County from US 83/I‑2, near the City of Donna, to US 281/I-69C, north of the City of Edinburg. The total project length is approximately 22 miles.

The purpose of the proposed project is to improve north-south mobility and travel capacity within eastern Hidalgo County and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Region. The ultimate SH 68 project would consist of constructing a potentially tolled six-lane highway facility, with frontage roads, within a variable right of way width of approximately 300 to 400 feet.

Phase 1 of this project would be to construct a non-tolled four lane divided highway facility that would act as the frontage roads for the ultimate SH 68 facility. The proposed project would include the potential relocation of residential and commercial properties.
   
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Contact: TxDOT Public Information Officer
600 W. US Expressway 83
Pharr, TX 78577-1231
(956) 702-6102
Email