South Port Connector Road
To improve port access and ease urban traffic, the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority is partnering with the port, Cameron County and TxDOT to construct the South Port Connector Road, designed to connect the port with State Highway 4 and ultimately the nearby international Veterans Bridge. Construction of the $25.6 million South Port Connector Road began in August 2020, after receiving environmental clearance in 2019. The project is currently 60 percent complete with an estimated date of completion for the end of 2021.
The 1.9-mile long port connector road will connect Ostos Road inside the port with State Highway 4, providing another entry and exit to and from the port and convenient access to commercial lanes at Veterans International Bridge. It also facilitates the flow of cargo and other goods related to the space industry from the port docks to the neighboring SpaceX facility at Boca Chica.