Press Release

Rep. Cuellar: Bridge 1 Renovation Now Due in December

LAREDO, Texas, February 14, 2017 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639)

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today provided an update on the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 renovation project in Laredo:

“I recently spoke with GSA about the ongoing construction and renovation of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 in Laredo. The public should know the project is going smoothly, but GSA encountered some structural issues from the original facility that will push the estimated completion date by four months. The new estimated date of completion for the renovation project for Bridge 1 is December 2017. Both Mexico-bound traffic, and U.S. and Mexico-bound pedestrian traffic, remain operational and without an effect on wait times at Bridge 1. However, U.S.-bound vehicular traffic from Mexico will still be rerouted to the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge 2 until completion of Bridge 1 this December. I thank GSA for their hard work and help on this project, as well as Mayor Pete Saenz, City Manager Jesus Olivares and our counterparts in Mexico for our combined efforts to update and improve our international bridge system in Laredo.”

Read more about the renovation projects for Laredo Bridge 1 and 2: /news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399393