Tolls higher at McAllen bridgesTolls higher at McAllen bridgeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=48252014-02-27T07:52:00Z2014-02-26T00:00:00Z

McALLEN - Beginning in March 2014, vehicles crossing the Hidalgo-Reynosa and Anzalduas bridges to Mexico will pay a toll of $3.25, an increase of twenty-five cents. Collecting the extra quarter will boost revenue at Hidalgo-Reynosa by $60,000 to $65,000 per month, said Rigo Villarreal, superintendent of bridges. Revenue at the Anzalduas bridge would jump $18,000 to $20,000 per month.

The higher toll will partially fund major capital improvements, including repairs at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge and commercial truck infrastructure at Anzalduas.

McAllen and Hidalgo jointly own the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge. McAllen and Hidalgo also own the Anzalduas Bridge along with Mission. Both bridge boards approved the higher toll and forwarded the recommendation to McAllen, which runs day-to-day operations.

Nearly all other Rio Grande Valley border crossings already collect $3.25 from passenger vehicles headed to Mexico.

The Cameron County border crossings, the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge, already collect $3.25 from southbound passenger vehicles.

Unlike the Rio Grande Valley’s government-owned bridges, the privately owned Progreso bridge collects $2.50 from southbound passenger vehicles. The privately owned Starr-Camargo bridge in Rio Grande City collects $3.

The Monitor
Infrastructure & Transportation
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