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Interstate 69C

Interstate 69C (I-69C) is a north-south freeway running through South Texas. Once complete, the freeway (with connections to Mexican Federal Highway 97) will begin at Interstate 2/U.S. Highway 83 in Pharr and head northward before terminating at I-69W/US 59 in George West near I-37. For its entire length, I-69C shares its alignment with US 281.

Interstate 69C marker

Interstate 69C
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 18 mi[1] (29 km)
Existed May 30, 2013 (2013-05-30)–present
Major junctions
South end I-2 / US 83 / US 281 in Pharr
North end
US 281 / Bus. US 281 near Edinburg
Highway system

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, TX near the temporary northern terminus of I-69C
 
Live Oak County Courthouse in George West, TX near the future northern terminus of I-69C

The Federal Highway Administration approved the designation for the South Rio Grande Valley Segment on May 24, 2013,[2] and the Texas Transportation Commission followed suit on May 30, 2013.[3] This action finalized the designations of not only I-69C, but also of the sections of Interstate 69E (I-69E) from Brownsville north to north of Raymondville, and also Interstate 2 (I-2) which is a 46.8-mile (75.3 km) freeway connecting with I-69C and I-69E in Mission and Harlingen.[2] These approvals added over 100 miles (160 km) to the Interstate Highway System in the Rio Grande Valley.[4] The signage was installed in summer 2013.[5]

As of June 2013, the cluster consisting of the recently designated portions of I-69C, I-69E, and I-2 in the Rio Grande Valley is not connected to the national Interstate network. This situation is slated to be remedied by scheduled projects to complete I-69E along US 77 between Raymondville and Robstown, and to complete the southern end of the previously signed portion of the I-69 corridor connecting with I-37 west of Corpus Christi. Environmental Protection Agency approval for the upgrade of the US 77 alignment to Interstate standards, including bypasses of the towns along the 91-mile (146 km) routing, was obtained through a Finding of No Significant Impact statement issued on July 13, 2012;[6] funding for the various projects to effect the upgrades is slated to become available after 2015.[7] During August 2014, exit numbering began on the south most segment in Edinburg.

Exit listEdit

The entire route is in Hidalgo County.

LocationmikmExit[8]DestinationsNotes
Pharr0.00.01   I-2 / US 83 – McAllen, Harlingensigned as exits 1A (west) and 1B (east); I-2 exits 146A-B
0.81.31C   US 281 south / SH 495 – PharrSouth end of US 281 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
1.21.91DSioux RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
1.52.41E  FM 3461 (Nolana Loop)
PharrEdinburg line2.54.02   
   Bus. US 281 north / Owassa Road – Edinburg
Access to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Edinburg3.25.13  Trenton RoadAccess to Cornerstone Regional Hospital and Edinburg Regional Medical Center
4.26.84Canton Road / Veterans Boulevard
5.38.55Freddy Gonzalez Drive / Sprague Street
6.610.66  SH 107 (University Drive)
7.111.47  FM 2128 / Schunior Road / Richardson Road / Chapin Road
8.213.28Russell Road / Rogers Road
8.613.89  FM 1925 (Monte Cristo Road)
13.521.710   
  Bus. US 281 south – Edinburg
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
11Davis Drive / Ramseyer Road
12  FM 2812
  FM 162 (El Cibolo Road)
  FM 490
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Interstate Highway No. 69-C". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Staff (May 30, 2013). "Interstate 69 Comes to Texarkana and the Valley" (Press release). Alliance for I-69 Texas. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Nino, Mark (May 31, 2013). "Texas Transportation Commission Approves Interstate 69 System". Brownsville, TX: KVEO-TV. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Taylor, Steve (May 30, 2013). "Over 100 Miles of Valley Highways To Be Designated Interstate". Rio Grande Guardian. McAllen, TX. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Janes, Jared (July 15, 2013). "Valley's I-69 signage the latest stop along superhighway dream". The Monitor. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Staff (July 13, 2012). "Agency Gives US 77 Upgrades Final Environmental Clearance" (Press release). Alliance for I-69 Texas. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Clark, Steve (August 8, 2011). "Interstate Link to Valley Moves Closer to Reality, Official Says". Brownsville Herald. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, plans of proposed highway maintenance contract (1.58 GB ZIP file), December 2014

External linksEdit

Route map:

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