City of McAllen 2nd Street Closure for Drainage Improvements

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Two-week November closure related to drainage improvement project

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Beginning on Saturday, November 9 and continuing to Friday, November 22, 2019, 2nd Street/Col. Rowe Boulevard between Houston Avenue and Jackson Avenue will be completely closed in both directions to all traffic.  Motorists will be detoured to 10th Street or McColl Street for north and south access.  The closure is related to work being done by RDH Site & Concrete, LLC for the Kennedy Avenue drainage improvement project. 

“While we recognize that the complete closure will cause traffic congestion and delays due to the detours, we ask for the public’s patience and understanding as the work being done will improve drainage in McAllen, which is an important priority for the community,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E.

The closure will begin with Phase I with a complete intersection closure of Houston Avenue at 2nd Street, redirecting northbound traffic at Jackson Avenue and southbound traffic at Dallas Avenue, this Sat. Nov. 9 and Sun., Nov. 10 only.  On Monday, east and west bound traffic at those intersections will be open while 2nd Street will remain closed during Phase II.  Phase III will have a closure at the west side intersection of Jackson Avenue at 2nd Street, redirecting northbound traffic at Jackson Avenue to the east, westbound traffic at Lindberg Avenue and southbound traffic at Houston Avenue, on Wed., Nov. 20 and Thurs., Nov 21 only.  Phase IV will have the closed section of 2nd Street repaved and open by Saturday, November 23. 

While the 2nd Street closure is both day and night throughout the entire two week period, construction work will only be done during the day.

This project consists of the installation of new storm sewer infrastructure including approximately 3,800-linear feet of storm sewer pipe ranging in size from 24 inches to 30 inches in diameter, related infrastructure, and repair of asphalt pavement.  

All motorists are asked to use extreme caution and patience when traveling in the area as the closure and detours will cause delays.

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