Hidalgo County approves resolution in favor of State Highway 68
Commissioners Court approved a resolution in support of TxDOT’s recommended preferred alignment for State Highway 68.
The state highway would run through the cities of Donna, Alamo, San Juan, Pharr, Edinburg and neighboring communities and will provide an alternate north-south evacuation route during emergency events.
Pete Alvarez, District Engineer for TxDOT's Pharr District, updated Commissioners Court on the project.
The purpose of the SH 68 project is to accommodate population growth and higher traffic volumes, while relieving the burden on the limited number of existing north-south roadways.
Alvarez told the court that the project is classified as a non-toll highway based on previous environmental studies.
"We have chosen the route that would give us the least displacement of families and businesses," said Alvarez.