New parking area planned for Island

A new parking area is being planned for South Padre Island tourists.

The new area, which will hold 125 cars, is the first phase of the city’s new multimodal facility.

It will be built near the causeway so travelers coming off the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway can have easy access.

Aside from the parking area, the Island’s recent improvements to the multimodal park and ride area include a central transfer point for the metro buses.

Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and should be completed in 2017.