FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2018
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GUILLEN PROMOTES MOBILITY FUTURE
Celebrates FM 755 Realignment Ribbon Cutting with Remarks
AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) was on hand in Rio Grande City to help celebrate the official opening of the realigned Farm-to-Market Road 755 on June 8. Representative Guillen has long been a champion of infrastructure improvement in the Rio Grande Valley, and he believes that this realigned road will increase both safety and economic development.
"We sit at the gateway between Mexico and the rest of North America. We cannot afford to let opportunity pass us up by failing to invest in our future. Improving mobility is what will continue to drive commerce and growth in our communities across South Texas," said Guillen.
Work on the road began in February of 2015, after Judge Eloy Vera and Starr County Commissioners approved funding for the project. City residents were frequently delayed or even harmed by tractor-trailers attempting to make tight turns onto FM 755 from U.S. 83. The realignment project addresses this issue by moving a 2.5 mile section of FM 755 that lies in and around Rio Grande City. Representative Guillen and other proponents of the realignment believe that the project will improve traffic flow and reduce traffic-related injuries.
Improving FM 755 will also enhance the benefits from the $60 million Rio Grande City retail project announced in January of 2016. By improving traffic flow and increasing safety, the realigned FM 755 will encourage more consumers to visit Rio Grande City's restaurants and businesses.
"I believe that the improvements made to FM 755 will provide both immediate and long-term benefits to residents of Rio Grande City and the Rio Grande Valley," added Guillen.
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen