By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Special to the PRESS
In what San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez called a “long overdue” project, City of San Benito officials together with representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the opening of a new FM 732 corridor in town.
The ribbon cutting, sponsored by the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, was held at the site of Phase 1 of the project, which is nearly a mile of roadway located between south of US Expressway 77/83 and Business 77. Phase 2 is approximately two miles in length and stretches from Long Lane to south of the expressway.
According to TxDOT Area Engineer Arnold Cortez, the project, completed in February, totaled over $4 million in state monies, $2,021,583 for Phase 1 and $2,064,052 for Phase 2. Additional railroad work prevented the corridor’s opening until now, Cortez said.
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