MCALLEN, TX – The City of McAllen and the Anzalduas International Bridge Board, along with federal and state elected officials, celebrated the renovation of the International Bridge in the commercial cargo area.
The City Council reported that the project will cost $83 million to build the necessary infrastructure at the Port of Entry to become a fully commercial international bridge in both directions.
The project was made possible by a $25 million INFRA grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as a $22 million second grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and a $63 million loan from the North American Development Bank to the City of McAl Len.
Last August, the McAllen Board of Commissioners approved a proposal to apply to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a grant to make improvements to the Anzalduas International Bridge during fiscal year 2022.
The Board authorized the Office of Grants Management to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for funding under the FY 2022 BIP to make infrastructure improvements to the Anzalduas International Bridge.
The amount requested in BIP funds had been for $65,489,091.62 with a local commitment of $16,372,272.91, for a total project cost of $81,861,364.52.