Precinct 1 Projects
Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner David Fuentes is emphasizing improvements to stormwater systems and recreational areas. Commissioner Fuentes is considering upsizing drainage pipes, expanding hike and bike trails and renovating park play structures.
Mercedes Gate Structure Stormwater Project
The Mercedes Gate Structure Stormwater Project will reduce stormwater for the area south of Business 83 and west of S. Capisallo Road. The Mercedes Gate Structure consists of regrading approximately 4,000 L.F of ditch, adding an additional box culvert at 14th St. and adding a third outfall that consists of box culvert and gate structure that will cross under the USIBWC Levee and discharge into the USIBWC Floodway.
Hike and Bike Trail
Hidalgo County Precinct 1 is planning on developing a Hike and Bike Trail in their Mid-Valley area that will pass by the Cities of Mercedes, Weslaco, Donna, Alamo, and Pharr. The Precinct 1 Hike and Bike Trail is designed to build stronger neighborhoods and communities and address social determinants of health.