City Officials to Invest $500,000 to Drive Up Truck Traffic at the Free Trade Bridge

Valley Morning Star reports, “More than 24 years after it opened, the Free Trade Bridge is the site of a project aimed at driving up toll revenues. After months of planning, the cities of Harlingen and San Benito are working with Cameron County to build a $500,000 cold storage unit to allow northbound trucks to store their produce as they wait to pass inspection to enter the United States. Officials expect the facility to draw more trucks to the Los Indios bridge, where toll revenues lag far behind other Cameron County bridges [link added].”