International Bridge Trade Corridor (IBTC)
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International Bridge Trade Corridor (IBTC)

From 365 Tollway and FM 493 to I-2

Notice of availability of final environmental assessment

Purpose This notice advises the public that the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority (HCRMA), in cooperation with the TxDOT Pharr District, as the lead agency, has issued a final environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed International Bridge Trade Corridor (IBTC) project, and that the final EA is available for public review. The project is proposing to construct a controlled access six-lane divided non-tolled roadway on new location from 365 Tollway and FM 493 to I-2 in Hidalgo County, Texas.

The approved final EA is on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the HCRMA offices, located at 203 W. Newcombe Avenue, Pharr, Texas 78577. Project materials are also available online at and it is also linked below.

Pursuant to 23 CFR 771.119(h), TxDOT will issue a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for this project no sooner than 30 days after the issuance of this notice of availability.

For further information or to request a copy of the approved EA, please contact Ramon Navarro IV, P.E., CFM, HCRMA Chief Construction Engineer, at 956-402-4763 or

Accessibility The EA is written in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to review the EA, please contact Ramon Navarro IV, P.E., CFM, HCRMA, at 956-402-4763 no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the EA. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for HCRMA to arrange.
Additional information
Memorandum of Understanding 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 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Posted: June 15, 2023