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Edinburg street getting $3 million facelift to improve traffic

7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, November 13 2021 Nov 13, 2021 November 13, 2021 11:57 AM November 13, 2021 in News - Local

Traffic congestion near UTRGV’s Edinburg campus could soon be a thing of the past thanks to $3 million in improvements for Schunior Street.

Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina said many drivers see the street as an expressway. It’s why the city and the university announced they’re investing $3 million to make sure this stretch of Schunior Street prioritizes people instead of cars.

A bond approved by local voters in 2018 and $350,000 from UTRGV will help pay for the project.

A median with landscaping will be installed in the street – along with a hike and bike trail.

More streetlights between Jackson Road and 5th Ave. will also be installed.

 Crews will begin work on the project next week and will finish in around 8 months.

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