McALLEN – Bicyclists will soon enjoy cleaner and safer roadways. The City of McAllen Public Works Department is joining a convoy of street sweepers across Hidalgo County for the second Operation Clean Sweep. The project aims to keep designated bike lanes clear of debris.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Hidalgo County Precinct 2 and the cities of McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Mission and La Villa will spearhead the major street sweeping effort. The cleanup will begin Monday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. following a kick-off at the offices of The Monitor newspaper (Jackson and Nolana). The sweep is expected to be completed in one day.
McAllen Public Works Director Carlos A. Sanchez says the groups involved are keeping in line with the Run Ride and Share campaign that was initiated in May of 2014.
“Through this effort we hope to increase the safety of the use of road shoulders and bike lanes, to encourage our community to enjoy the facilities and bring awareness to motorists and cyclists and runners to share the road responsibly,” Sanchez said.
Motorists and pedestrians should expect delays and are urged to observe traffic control signs.
Who: City of McAllen, City of Edinburg, City of Pharr, City of San Juan, City of Alamo, City of Mission, City of La Villa, TxDOT and Hidalgo County Precinct 2
What: Remove debris from bike lanes and road shoulders to improve ride-ability and increase safety
Where: -Jackson Rd from FM 495 north to SH 107 FM
-495 (Pecan Ave) from 2nd Street to Val Verde Road
-S.H. 107 from 4th St. (Courthouse) to Conway
-Business 83 from Bicentennial to Conway Rd
-Military Rd (FM 1016) from 10th St to Conway
-10th St from SH 107 to Dove Ave
-McColl Rd from SH 107 to FM 495
When: Monday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m.
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