No end in sight for construction

The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is restricted to one lane going east, causing traffic build up in Port Isabel during the weekends. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke)


Staff Writer

Repair work on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is expected to be extended to Labor Day, said Rex Costly, project manager for TxDOT.

The work, though neces­sary to maintain the strength of the causeway has local businesses stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Weekend traffic heading East to the Island gets backed up as far as Laguna Heights and turns the city of Port Isa­bel into a traffic jam.

“I’m very concerned for the people who do not want to get out of line to visit our businesses,” PI Police Chief Gualberto Gonzalez said.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 16 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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