Anzalduas International Bridge will increase its capacity with an expansion project
By Anayancy Ulloa
June 28, 2022
The city of Mission, Texas, announced an investment of more than 63 million dollars in the project to expand the cargo and commercial inspection facilities at the Anzalduas International Bridge.
This expansion will reduce wait times at crossings and help increase trade to the benefit of the US, Mexico, as well as Texas in particular, and the community's economy.
The amount of investment that will be used in the project, a part was acquired through a loan approved by the North American Development Bank (NADBank) for 63 million dollars, and with which the Rio Grande Valley region will benefit .
In addition, they contemplate obtaining from the State of Texas, an additional 21 million dollars that will be used for work on the expansion project.
Increasing crossing capacity at an existing border port in the region will relieve congestion at other area ports of entry that are currently experiencing delays.
Juan Olaguibel, superintendent of the Anzaldúas and Hidalgo International Bridge, commented that this project will have a total investment of 81 million dollars and implies part of a donation to the US government to be able to build the necessary infrastructure to handle commercial cargo (full cargo) through this international crossing on both sides: north-south and south-north.
Olaguibel explained that this week the project is going to tender, and once the quotes from the companies are received and reviewed by the indicated area, the contract can be awarded to start up the project.
"The project consists of having everything necessary to be able to handle full cargo from Mexico to the US and from the US to Mexico." International trade from Mexico to the United States is of vital importance to the state of Texas and no one understands it better than the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation,” Olaguibel said.