Projects and Studies: Pharr District


Before a project is built, a study must be done to determine if it will fill a transportation need, will not negatively impact the surrounding area and fits the department's overall plan. During the study phase, potential projects are analyzed to determine if they are cost-effective while also efficiently improving mobility. Some of these projects have moved beyond the study phase and are under construction.

Location Project Description
Brownsville US 281 Military Highway Expand to a four-lane road between FM 3428 and FM 1421
Hidalgo County SH 68 Proposed 22-mile new road that will connect I-2/US 83 to I-69C/US 281
Hidalgo County FM 494 Improvements to enhance safety and accommodate increasing traffic
La Joya US 83 Relief route from FM 886 to Showers Road
McAllen I-2 and Bicentennial Boulevard Improvements to provide better access, enhance safety and provide safer accommodations for bikes and pedestrians
South Padre Island South Padre Island Second Access A secondary access route to connect South Padre Island and the Texas mainland