Expansion of Veterans International Bridge: Adding Lanes and Enhancing Capability at Ports of Entry

Expansion of Brownsville Veterans International Bridge to boost border trade and stimulate economic growth

The Veterans International Bridge expansion project was celebrated by local, state, and federal partners on Wednesday. The project aims to add extra lanes to facilitate more drivers crossing into the United States. With eight additional secondary inspection spaces and a new head house, Customs and Border Protection will have more resources to handle the increased traffic.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. expressed excitement about the project, stating that it will increase capability and capacity at the ports of entry. This will be accompanied by additional CBP agents to help with the efficiency of the process. To reduce wait times, drivers can expect to see four additional lanes driving from Matamoros into Brownsville next month.

The $18 million project is expected to have a positive impact on cross-border trade and boost the local economy. Trevino expressed hope that the enhancement resulting from the project will benefit the business community, truckers, transportation companies, and logistic companies. Texas Senator John Cornyn played a key role in securing funding for the expansion through legislation in Washington, D.C., emphasizing the importance of

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