I-69 connector feasibility study
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I-69 connector feasibility study

Project overview

TxDOT's Pharr District is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate a possible roadway connection from I-69C/US 281 to I-69E/US 77. The study area includes portions of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties. The objectives of the study are to alleviate traffic congestion on I-2, provide additional capacity and infrastructure to meet future population growth and travel demand, provide an additional hurricane evacuation route in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), improve mobility and enhance the overall connectivity of the transportation network in the LRGV.

Project information

The study area covers approximately 400 square miles. The northern limits extend from Faysville to Lyford and the southern limits extend from Edinburg to Combes.

I-69 Connector map

The study will:

  • Consider various route alternatives between I-69C/US 281 and I-69E/US 77
  • Compare environmental, engineering, and traffic impacts of each route alternative
  • Evaluate current and projected future conditions to determine whether an east-west facility is needed within the study area, what type of facility is needed and the optimum location for the facility


The study began in May 2019 and is expected to conclude in March 2022. Once the feasibility study is completed, the preliminary engineering phase for the recommended corridor alternative will begin.

Public involvement

TxDOT is coordinating with key stakeholders in the communities within the study area to understand corridor needs and will proceed based in part on input received.