BROWNSVILLE, TX (March 1, 2021) — The South Port Connector Road project, which began August 2020, is currently 30 percent complete.
The 1.9-mile long port connector road connects 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 supports operations related to the space industry in South Texas.
The project includes the construction of two bridges over wetlands in the area to minimize environmental impacts on the local ecosystem.
The $25.6 million project is a partnership between the Brownsville Navigation District (BND), Cameron County, the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA), the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RGVMPO) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The South Port Connector Road is slated for completion at the end of 2021.