Interstate 69 gains approval for extension to Lower Rio Grande Valley

News Center 23
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 10:31am

Interstate 69 is here and it's a first for the Rio Grande Valley.

The 111 mile stretch of interstate highway is being touted as the gateway to economic growth in the region.

Once completed, the I-69 system will run from border to border... Canada to Mexico.

Designated parts of 77, 281 and 83 will be re-named to reflect the interstate.

David Allex, chairman of the Cameron County regional mobility authority says the added interstate will boost economic development.

I-69 is also being credited as one of the main reasons Texas was elected number in CNBC's Top State Business Study.

Officials tell NewsCenter 23 the interstate signs will be up in 30 to 60 days.

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