Public Hearing - FM 494 Shary Road
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Public Hearing - FM 494 Shary Road


Sharyland Pioneer High School (Map)
10001 North Shary Road
Mission, Texas 78573


Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Open House Period: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Presentation and Public Comment: 6:00 p.m.


FM 494 (Shary Road), between SH 107 and FM 1924 (Mile 3 Road), is in need of improvements to enhance safety, accommodate a growing population and increasing traffic, and provide a safer route for pedestrians. TxDOT, in coordination with Hidalgo County and the cities of Palmhurst, McAllen and Alton, is working on the proposed project to continue with the improvement of the FM 494 (Shary Road) corridor.


The proposed project includes:

  • Four 12-foot-wide travel lanes (two lanes in each direction)
  • One 14-foot-wide continuous left turn lane
  • 10-foot-wide outside shoulders
  • An underground storm drain system

The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility, provide pedestrian accommodations, and complete the roadway network.

The existing 80-foot-wide ROW would be increased to 120-feet-wide. The proposed project would require approximately 20.1 acres of additional ROW. Although additional ROW is required, no residential or commercial structures would be displaced. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for ROW acquisition may be obtained from the district office at the address listed below. A total of 1.9 acres of floodplains would be impacted by the proposed project. No other resources would be impacted.

Maps showing the project location, design and other information regarding the project are available to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

TxDOT Pharr District Office
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.


TxDOT Pharr District
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 702-6100

Posted Dec. 7, 2016.