The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has received a Presidential Permit authorizing the State of Texas to proceed with construction of a bridge between Presidio TX and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Signed by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, the permit allows for the building of a new two-lane second bridge structure to complement the existing two-lane bridge.
“This is a great development for the people of Texas and a great tool to help TxDOT advance projects at the border,” said Texas Transportation Chairman Tryon Lewis. “Dollars dedicated to border projects mean increased trade. I’d like to thank Congressman Will Hurd and Senator John Cornyn and their staffs for their assistance in expediting the presidential permit process.”
The project is set to let in August, and has a construction cost estimate of $10 million. Once completed, the original bridge will have its bridge deck replaced at an estimated cost of $3.6 million. No permit is required for the second project.