McALLEN To ease traffic congestion, construction crews will widen the northbound and southbound lanes of 23rd Street at Business Highway 83.

According to City of McAllen Director of Traffic Operations Eduardo Mendoza, the roadway will be widened on the southside of the intersection 12 feet, to accomodate a dedicated right turn bay, a dedicated left turn bay and two thru lanes. On the northside of the intersection, the roadway will be widened 8 feet to make room for a left turn bay, a combo right and two thru lanes.

Once the roadwork begins, construction work will last about 30 days. Drivers should expect lane closures for the duration of the project.

For questions about the project, call the City of McAllen Traffic Operations Department at 956-681-2700.