VideoRGVMPO leader promotes I-69 Connector project

I-69 Connector would connect I-69 Central in Edinburg to I-69 East in Harlingen, thus providing an alternative east-west corridor to I-2.

MCALLEN, Texas – The executive director of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Authority has spoken about plans to build a high-speed, east-west, corridor in the Rio Grande Valley.

Andrew Canon gave a presentation on the work of RGVMPO at TxDOT Border Trade Advisory Committee meeting held in McAllen recently.

“One of the projects that we have with our long-range plan is the I-69 Connector. This will provide us an east-west high-speed arterial, much like Interstate 2, connected to the I-69 roadways that we have, I-69C and I-69E,” Canon said.

Canon said the I-69 Connector would be link to the Outer Parkway project that Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority is working on. The Outer Parkway would connect Harlingen to a second causeway on South Padre Island.

“About 50 percent of all visitors to the island during the peak season come from Hidalgo County so this will provide us a safe and effective alternative to Interstate 2 going down to the island for people to traverse,” Canon said.

Editor’s Note: Here is a video recording of Canon’s remarks at the Border Trade Advisory Committee meeting:

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