Second Causeway Project updates

Special to the PRESS

Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda joined the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at their Tuesday meeting to give an update regarding the Second Causeway Project. According to the judge, the project is currently the most environmentally complex project in the United States.

As the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) executive director, Sepulveda was happy to share details about the progress of the Second Causeway Project over the last year. About a year ago, the CCRMA submitted documents for the final environmental impact statement (EIS) and after receiving comments from participating state and federal agencies, submitted the final revised documents about three months ago.

According to Sepulveda, the CCRMA continues to work closely with the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USF&W), and National Marine Fisheries Service especially regarding mitigation plans, which are currently taking most of their time and effort. Sepulveda believes the project will get final environmental approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) in as early as six to nine months.

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