Transportation

Hachar-Reuthinger Parkway/Highway Mines Road IH-35 (at approx. mile marker 15)

Proposal

The City of Laredo seeks continued legislative and Texas Department of Transportation support for the development and construction of the Hachar-Reuthinger Parkway/Highway.

Background

The Hachar-Reuthinger Parkway/Highway is part of an overweight corridor that was created by the Texas legislature during the 84th legislative session. This overweight corridor promises to provide a relief route for commercial truck traffic traveling to and from Laredo's World Trade Bridge that causes heavy congestion on FM 1472 (Mines Road). The corridor also presents an economic opportunity for the City in that it opens approximately 7,000 acres to industrial, commercial and residential development. Additionally, the primary effect of this corridor will be to provide for expedited routing of international truck cargo to newly developed warehousing centers and access to I35.

The City of Laredo, Webb County and the Laredo MPO have partnered to develop this project. To date the City has funded and submitted schematic design and environmental documents to TxDOT for a portion of the proposed roadway. Webb County, through the use of its funds along with MPO funding has started the process of acquiring consultants for the remaining section of the roadway for schematic design and environmental. Additionally, the City has worked with landowners and received commitments for the future dedication of a 400 ft. by ±8.6 mile right-of-way corridor totaling ±420 acres.

Contact

Nathan R. Bratton
Director Planning and Zoning Department
1120 San Bernardo Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78040
Phone: (956) 794-1613
Fax:  (956) 794-1624
Email:  nbratton@ci.laredo.tx.us