By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
A “huge economic impact” will be created in Laguna Vista with a second causeway access to South Padre Island here, officials said.
In recognition of that possibility, town leaders are now asking residents and property owners in the Laguna Madre area to submit written support for the proposal to the Texas Department of Transportation. Comments that will be considered must be postmarked or delivered no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The appeal for support follows the July 17 public hearing conducted by TxDOT, where the preferred alignment was announced for the second access project to the Island is near the Holly Beach Landing.
“This is a half a billion dollar project that, when completed, will establish a corridor that will tie directly into FM 510, Buena Vista Drive and Highway 100,” Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela said. “Equally important, this mainland route of Holly Beach Landing is directly adjacent to the Town limits. It will be a huge economic impact in Laguna Vista, the surrounding communities, Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley,” he said.
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