Cameron county to expand Veterans port of entry

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POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:46am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 9:40am

Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos has announced the opening of the Veterans Bridge Expansion this Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The $6 million dollar project, funded by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Coordinated Border Infrastructure Fund is complete on the U.S.. side.

Cameron county formed a partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation and FHWA to fund and construct the project. The project on the Mexican side is 60% complete and the entire expansion is set to open early Summer 2013. The expansion of the bridge will allow commercial traffic to have their own northbound lanes as they enter the U.S.. port of entry. The separation of passenger vehicles from commercial vehicles will provide a better traffic flow. "This will allow for an increase in legitimate trade and travel through our port of entry", said Judge Carlos Cascos.

The judge further states, "with the completion of the Mazatlan to Matamoros highway in the next year, this will be a viable option for the produce industry." S&B Infrastructure served as Project Engineers and McAllen Construction was the contractor.

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