By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
With construction of the new causeway to South Padre Island expected to commence within the next two years and completion projected within the next five to six years, the little town of Laguna Vista will experience a big impact, local leaders say.
The causeway will positively impact the Town’s economic growth and development, according to Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela.
“Many people don’t know that the entrance to the causeway is in the Town’s city limits. It will accelerate commercial development on Highway 100 and the development of those undeveloped areas in the South Padre Island Golf Club,” Vela said.
“The point of departure for the second causeway is in the Holly Beach area. Luckily it is in the most northern limit of Laguna Vista, but it will certainly have an impact on our Town,” Mayor Susie Houston said.
Fortunately, she adds, “Most travel using the second causeway will not go through the Town proper, but around it.”
Texas Department of Transportation is being proactive in developing a landscaping plan that should be very pleasing to the general public traveling through the area, the mayor said.
However, more traffic, commercial growth and greater development will be felt locally.
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