Friday, June 18, 2010

Mines Rd. Overpass

Earlier today, Texas Department of Transportation hosted a drive-thru ceremony for the Mines Road Overpass project, that will connect Mines Road-Del Mar-IH-35 over the Union Pacific railroad crossing, so that traffic will avoid getting “stuck” on either side of Mines Road by the train. According to City of Laredo District VII Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr., who first worked on the project as a council member back in 2000, when the Metropolitan Planning Organization first studied the issue and set aside funding for the project, ”This project should not only positively impact commerce in the area and, but also alleviate traffic congestion for people living and working in the Mines Road area.” Valdez went on to say that he was happy to have played a major part in pushing this project to fruition. He asked that people drive carefully when taking the new flyover.

“It is always a great benefit when traffic mobility is improved throughout Laredo,” Valdez concluded, stating this was one of the major transportation projects between the City of Laredo and TXDoT.

Info. and picture courtesy of Xochitl Mora.

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