Jacobs Project Managers Brian McIntyre and Oscar Garcia updated the court on the status of the new Hidalgo County Courthouse.

During the presentation, McIntyre went through a timeline of completed and upcoming steps in the project's progress. Among the items discussed was the project's design development phase.

"We're near completion on the design and development phase and have got a lot done," said McIntyre. "We revised a courtroom mock-up that will be ready for viewing by the end of July."

Garcia said the Board of Judges unanimously approved the design of the revised courtroom. Plans for parking during the construction phase are expected to be presented to Commissioners Court at the July 31 meeting, which will allow the county a full month to publicize the parking plan to the community.

"We are in the final stages of the parking initiative and will be ready to send out a completed plan to the public a month before we break ground," McIntyre said.

Groundbreaking for the project is expected to take place in early October.