I-69 Update

by Jessica Cervantez

The I-69 project may not be ready for another 20 years, but officials say it is right on track.

The November elections put a hold on the 1,600 mile project. The plan is designed to eventually have a road connecting Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

City mayors, county judges, and representatives from all over Texas met in Houston. They will continue working on the project as part of what is called the "I-69 Alliance." They met to make sure all the newly elected leaders are on the same page about the project's future.

Lufkin Mayor Louis Bronaugh said, "Even though there is some changes in the congressional leadership, I-69 is a high priority corridor."

The project will be competing with the Highway 35 project for federal funding.