POSTED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 8:14am
Officials from several Upper Valley cities along with Federal agencies will launch a new program that will assist tourists entering the U.S. at the Anzalduas International bridge.
Bridge Superintendent Rigo Villareal says, "It was created to welcome new visitors in and to also recommend and advise them to have their documents ready for inspection with Border Patrol."
The goal of the program is to alleviate wait times at inspection areas. Since the bridge opened over a year ago, it has had an unexpected amount of traffic especially on the weekends.
Officials have noticed the bridge could use some help. They tell us this program is just one of many to come.
As far as future projects go like adding more lanes, they say thats up to the Federal government.
Mission City Manager Julio Cerda says, "The squeaky wheel always gets their oil in so we're trying to squeak as much as possible so that they understand that Anzalduas is the port right now that really needs the help right now to expand."