Second causeway project moves forward

BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority will begin holding “Industry Outreach Meetings” as part of the next step in making the South Padre Island 2nd Access Project a reality.

The meetings could lead to the issuing of a Request for Qualifications for a Comprehensive Development Agreement, according to a press release.

The project will be done in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

The 2nd Access Project contains three components: the mainland roadway, the Laguna Madre crossing bridge and the Island roadway.

The second access is anticipated to benefit the area by improving safety, mobility and economic development.

“The possibility of having another causeway is significant for the region,” said Michelle A. Lopez, RMA director of marketing and communications.

“We’ll definitely see some growth in the Island, and the second access will help with evacuations.”

The project has been in development for years.

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