Making Connections: New corridor opens between Los Indios, Harlingen

HARLINGEN — After months of construction, a significant new road is now open to the public.

Motorists will now be able to use the new and smooth road that runs parallel to I-69E — U.S. 77/83 — from FM 1479/Rangerville Road to FM 509/Paso Real.

The corridor, which opened yesterday, will allow motorists an alternate route as they travel in the area.

The U.S. 77/83 South Parallel Corridor Project is a multimillion-dollar county investment to meet the long-term needs of the traveling public.

“This loop is of great importance for mobility, evacuations, traffic flow and more access to San Benito’s downtown,” San Benito Mayor Celeste Sanchez said.

“I’ve seen the road and it is nice. The second phase will continue the roadway to connect with FM 732, which will also be good for us and the surrounding area.”

The corridor also will connect traffic from Los Indios and the Los Indios Free Trade Bridge to the retail and commercial areas in Harlingen and San Benito.

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