Texas Border Business
PHARR, Texas – Beginning Friday, September 8, 2023, at 8 p.m., the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)will implement a long-term closure of the State Highway 495 (Ferguson Avenue) underpass at the I-2/I-69C Pharr Interchange.
The intent of the closure is to enhance traffic flow for drivers traveling on a temporary detour route, merging from westbound I-2 (US 83) to northbound I-69C (US 281).
The closure will remain in place through the end of the year, while a new Harlingen-to-Edinburg connector (DC 1) is constructed.
Meanwhile, drivers traveling eastbound and westbound on SH 495 will be temporarily detoured at this location.
- Eastbound drivers (west of I-69C) will yield to southbound I-69C frontage road traffic and loop aroundunder the connectors to the northbound I-69C frontage road and then go east on SH 495 (Ferguson Avenue).
- Westbound drivers (east of I-69C) will yield to northbound I-69C frontage road traffic and take the Sioux Road turnaround to the I-69C southbound frontage road and then go west on SH 495.
To sign up for traffic alerts on the I-2/I-69C Interchange Project, drivers can visit DPJVTX.com. A project hotline (956-803-3560) is also in place to answer questions and provide additional information.