WASHINGTON, DC ­ Next week, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez will meet with local officials throughout the district regarding highway construction projects including a ribbon cutting ceremony for State Highway 550. Additionally, Administrator Mendez will join U.S. Representative Filemon Vela on a tour of the I-69 corridor in South Texas.

The completion of this $34 million, 3.9 mile project is the second phase of a 9.8 mile corridor that will link U.S. 77/83 (Future I-69) at the north and SH 48 at the south to provide a direct connection to a new entrance at the Port of Brownsville and connectivity to the Laguna Madre area. Funding for the SH 550 project was prioritized by Congress through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Economic Stimulus Act).

With the exception of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, all meetings will be closed to the press. However, Congressman Vela and Administrator Mendez will be available to speak with press immediately following each meeting.

***All Media inquiries for Rep. Filemon Vela should be directed to Brenda Lopez at brenda.lopez@mail.house.govor 956.544.8352***

 

Wednesday, May 29th
Corpus Christi, TX

 

Who: U.S Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez
What: Meeting with City of Corpus Christi officials to discuss Harbor Bridge and I-69.
When: 9:00 am ­ 10:15 am
Where: Corpus Christi City Hall 6th floor Conference Room 1201 Leopard Corpus Christi, TX 78401
 


Wednesday, May 29th
Brownsville, TX

 

Who: U.S Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez
What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on SH 550 project
When: 4:30 pm
Where: Northeast Intersection of SH 550 and SH 48
 


 

Wednesday, May 30th
Harlingen, TX

 

Who: U.S Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez
What: Meeting with Cameron County and Willacy County Officials to discuss I-69.
When: 9:00 am ­ 11:00 am
Where: Harlingen Country Club 5500 El Camino Real Harlingen, TX 78552

 

Wednesday, May 30th
Weslaco, TX


 

Who: U.S Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez
What: Meeting with Hidalgo County Officials, Rio Grande Valley Council of Governments, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, and Hidalgo County RMA to for I-69 Central and Port of Entry discussion.
When: 12:00 pm ­ 2:00 pm
Where: RGV Partnership Chamber of Commerce 322 S Missouri Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596


 

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