This PROJECT WILL INCREASE THE CAPACITY FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ENTERING THE UNITED STATES AT VETERANS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE AT LOS TOMATES.
The Veterans International Bridge is a partnership between Cameron County and the City of Brownsville. Interstate 69E begins at the Veterans International Bridge which handles most of the international commercial traffic in Cameron County, including commercial traffic utilizing an overweight corridor between the bridge and the Port of Brownsville. This project will allow the Veterans International Bridge to be able to attract additional commercial traffic.
The project is fully designed, environmental clearance is complete and no additional right-of-way or utility relocations are required. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will make a $7 million investment in technology once the project is complete and operational. Cameron County will fund the construction cost.
This project is of regional significance. It will increase safety, air quality and allow for a much better flow of commercial traffic. The project will reduce congestion on the commercial truck lanes, reduce wait times and travel time and will complete a gap that has existed for many years.
The project is currently under construction.
The project cost is $800,000.