This PROJECT WILL INCREASE THE CAPACITY FOR PASSENGER 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 starts at the Veterans International Bridge and this project would facilitate the movement of passenger vehicles between Brownsville and Matamoros.
The project will increase safety and allow for a much better flow of passenger vehicle traffic. The project will reduce congestion on the bridge passenger lanes since currently only two northbound lanes are available for passenger vehicles. This project will reduce wait times and travel time and will complete a gap that was included in the original master plan for the Border Station. It is a project of regional, national and international significance and will greatly improve air quality.
This project will allow the Veterans International Bridge to be able to attract additional passenger vehicle traffic. Currently, the project is partially funded with $6.9 million in funds allocated for construction through the Brownsville MPO.
The project has environmental clearance and is in the design phase which is expected to be complete by October 2018. No additional right-of-way or utility relocations are required.
The project cost is $12 million. Currently, the project is partially funded with $6.9 million in funds allocated for construction through the Brownsville MPO.