Port awarded $1.67 million to widen trade corridorPort awarded $1.67 million to widen trade corridorhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=150322016-10-28T05:00:00Z2016-10-28T15:00:00Z

​CORPUS CHRISTI – The Port of Corpus Christi will receive a $1.67 million grant from the state to widen a section of the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor. The Texas Transportation Commission approved this yesterday.

The money will come from the Texas Mobility Fund, following a budget rider passed during the last legislative session in 2015.

Work includes adding turn lanes to a new intersection and an entrance road that will provide access to a new M&G Resins USA plant. 

When finished next year, that facility will be the worlds' largest single-line producer of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, and purified terephthalic acid, or PTA. Both materials are used to make plastics.

​​"This is an important project for Nueces County to be able to expand infrastructure, increase safety, and invest in our local transportation system," said state Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi
Infrastructure & Transportation
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