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TxDOT seeking public input on proposal to widen Jackson Road in McAllen

McALLEN — Highway officials are looking for public input on a plan to widen one of the most congested portions of Jackson Road where it traverses underneath Interstate 2 as it bisects Pharr and McAllen.

U.S. 77 project gets boost with $364M TxDOT commitment for Kenedy County

A massive project to turn U.S. 77 into interstate I-69E all the way between Brownsville and Corpus Christi just took a major step forward with the Texas Department of Transportation pledging $364 million for interstate upgrades in Kenedy County.

Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway reopens following collapse detection malfunction

The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has reopened.

Second causeway construction for South Padre Island won’t start for years

Assuming environmental clearance for a second causeway to South Padre Island comes through as anticipated in summer 2026, construction wouldn’t begin for another three to five years.

School delays, shelters and roadwork: Valley braces for arctic blast

Temperatures are expected to hit below freezing in the Rio Grande Valley early next week and local cities and schools are already making preparations for any anticipated interruptions of operations.

State Highway 4 in Brownsville to get $20M makeover

Road construction is coming to International Boulevard/State Highway 4 in Brownsville for more than two years, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The end of the Pharr Interchange Project construction is in sight

The Texas Department of Transportation in Pharr is estimating that the Pharr Interchange Project will be fully completed by the end of May.

Longtime coming: Texas adds second causeway for SPI to highway system

A second causeway to South Padre Island was being talked about even before a barge struck Queen Isabella Causeway in the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2001, causing two sections of the bridge to collapse and resulting in the deaths of eight people.

Hidalgo County Commissioner Villarreal announces reelection campaign

Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner Everardo “Ever” Villarreal has announced that he is running for reelection.

Brownsville mayor tapped as MPO policy board’s vice chair

Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. has been named vice chairman of the policy board of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, the federally mandated body overseeing municipal transportation planning in Cameron and Hidalgo counties.