MISSION, Texas – Yolanda Parra, the U.S. Consul in Matamoros spoke at a recent groundbreaking ceremony for a project to expand Anzalduas International Bridge.
So did Pete Alvarez, Pharr District engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation, and John Beckham of the North American Development Bank.
The $83-million-dollar infrastructure project will see the construction of commercial inspection facilities, including inspection booths, inspection docks, equipment, roadway, parking and sidewalks. The project will make improvements to the southbound inspection facilities and construct northbound facilities.
The project was made possible by a $25 million INFRA grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, a $22 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and a $63 million loan from the North American Development Bank to the City of McAllen.
Master of Ceremonies for the event was Juan Olaguibel, superintendent of bridges for the City of McAllen.
Here are the remarks of Parra, Alvarez, and Beckham:
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