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Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner A.C. Cuellar Jr. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Border Avenue and Waterline Improvements project on Wednesday, April 1, on the northwest corner of Border Avenue and 18th Street in Weslaco. The Commissioner was joined by Weslaco City Manager Mike Perez and several Weslaco City Commissioners.
As part of the Working Together for a Stronger Weslaco Community initiative, this is one of several projects where Hidalgo County Precinct 1 is partnering with the City of Weslaco to provide better roads and drainage to mid-Valley communities. The project has been in the works since early 2013. An interlocal agreement committing about $2.5 million to the project was approved at Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting with work commencing Wednesday.
The expansion and reconstruction will cover about a one mile stretch of road along Border Avenue, from 18th Street to Mile 5 North. The project will begin with improvements to the water line, and then move onto the reconstruction of Border Avenue. The project will also provide sidewalks surrounding Memorial Elementary School.
Once completed, Border Avenue will connect Hidalgo County with the City of Weslaco and will help area residents. The project is expected to be completed in about eight months.