Table of Contents Message from CCRMA Chairman & Executive Director
SH 550: I-169
South Padre Island 2nd Access
SH 32: East Loop
Countywide TRZ: Paving the Future of our Transportation Needs
Countywide: New System Map
Community: Better Mobility, Congestion Relief, Improved Safety
Financial Report FY 2015
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN Over the last several years, Cameron County and
When you look at the projects the CCRMA is
the Rio Grande Valley have grown by leaps and
developing, you can see that we are addressing
bounds, making us a very attractive area with one
mobility and connectivity for our residents. Our
of the most striving local economies in the entire
projects cover east and west, north and south, via
nation. The Cameron County Regional Mobility
several modes of transportation.
Authority (CCRMA) is ensuring that we use tools
As growth continues to occur, the CCRMA will have
the State Legislature has given us to provide the
much more to do.
transportation infrastructure needed to ensure an
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orderly growth and development in our region.
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority
in a much quicker, efficient and safer manner. The
(CCRMA) has been in existence for over a decade
SH 550 Direct Connector Project and the West
now. We continue to work diligently at addressing
Railroad Relocation Project are both in operation
the infrastructure needs of our region. Over the last
and will open the opportunity to economic
decade the regional population and growth that we
development along the two corridors. The CCRMA
have experienced is explosive, but not surprising
has other projects that are in the planning stages
given all the activity going on. We continue to strive
that include U.S. 281 Connector, FM 509, FM 1925
to increase the quality of life for our constituents
and the Outer Parkway.
The CCRMA will continue to build projects that will
infrastructure additions and upgrades for Cameron
connect our region and help succeed in the global
County and the region that will support economic
economy by providing the necessary transportation
development and increase safety for the benefit of
infrastructure that will move our population around.
the entire region. Two important projects have been placed in
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operation that will help move goods and products
SH 550 / I-169
State Highway 550 (I-169) has progressed immensely and is now entering Phase 4 and Phase 5 of its development. Phase 4 is expected to begin the letting process in July 2016. The total costs for Phase 4 and Phase 5 will be approximately $21 million, making the total construction cost for SH 550 nearly $115 million.
Phase 1: Opened 2011 FM 1847 Overpass
Phase 3: Opened 2015 Direct Connector to I-69E
Phase 2: Opened 2013 Port Spur to Hwy 48
Phase 5: Opening Projected 2019 Gap II - Construction
Phase 4: Opening Projected 2017 Gap I - Construction
DIRECT CONNECTION Phase III began in March 2013: Connect I-69E to SH 550/I-169. The Direct Connector portion opened to the general public in June 2015, and quadrupled the amount of traffic using the toll road connection to the Port of Brownsville and Highway 48.
THE FUTURE The SH 550 Direct Connector has been designated as I-169. When the two remaining phases (4 & 5) are completed, the entire SH 550 will be designated as I-169.
ECONOMIC IMPACT The first cashless toll road in South Texas provides a nonstop corridor for traffic entering and exiting the Port of Brownsville. In addition to the benefits commercial drivers will have, the surriounding area on SH 550 will continue to develop to attract industry for the region. Passenger vehicles will also have a direct route to the Laguna Madre area, Port Isabel, and South Padre Island.
WEST RAIL Paving the way for safer roads, economic boost, international relationships, and trade.
KEY FACTS Project eliminates 14 at grade rail crossings.
Improve trade efficiencyâ€™s with
Opening of a new rail
increased capacity of rail cars.
corridor through the City of Brownsville.
Local Participation - $10 Million. Total Estimated Project Cost on US Side - $45 Million.
Cost of project on Mexican side over $80 Million.
Federal and State Funds - $35 Million. Over 85% of funding provided by Federal and State sources. Cutting edge technology used to monitor surveillance in crossing. Aids in regional economic development.
First International Rail Bridge to cross Texas / Mexico border in over 100 years.
Will improve congestion and traffic-rail delays, which aids in the overall traffic safety.
ECONOMIC IMPACT Will add to the $226 billion in U.S. exports to Mexico recorded last year.
SPI 2ND ACCESS Construction is estimated to begin in 2019, with construction costs estimated at $715 million. Construction completion is expected to be in 2022. 2nd Access expected to spur substantial development to the northern part of SPI.
A much needed emergency evacuation route will be created.
The 2nd Access bridge is estimated to be 8 miles long.
Industry Outreach Meeting took place on March 1st, 2016.
Environmental studies are under review by FHWA.
The 2nd Access is expected to spur economic development Development on South Padre Island should add a 10-15% increase in the county tax base within 10 years of completion.
The South Padre Island 2nd Access Project is currently
Parkway road along with FM-1925 will be constructed which
undergoing review of the environmental document. Final
provides the project with a direct access from Hidalgo County,
record of decision is expected to be received in mid 2017. The
project is eligible for Comprehensive Development Agreement with a private developer. Along with the new causeway that connects the mainland to South Padre Island, a new Outer
SH 32: EAST LOOP A new road to connect the Port of Brownsville to the Veterans Bridge that will add safety and relieve congestion on commonly used roadways in the inner city by diverting overweight traffic through an outer loop road.
Provides increased mobility with new overweight truck corridor to the Port of Brownsville through the elimination of 17 stops.
Improving Safety & Congestion SH 32 East Loop will increase mobility with a new overweight truck corridor to the Port of Brownsville through the elimination of 17 stops and 6 school zones.
Provides east to west major arterial to south east Brownsville.
Improves safety by eliminating overweight corridor in area of 6 school zones.
Promotes economic development with improved connectivity in underdeveloped area of Brownsville, Texas.
COUNTYWIDE TRANSPORTATION REINVESTMENT ZONE
Countywide projects to improve current infrastructure.
TRZ’s are replaced with a new TRZ to benefit development.
The new TRZ will assist current projects that are under development. In addition, it will allow the CCRMA to develop a larger list of transportation projects that will greatly impact our region economically.
By replacing the previous TRZ’s the limitations on previous zone boundaries are reduced. Additional benefits will also be provided to the county which include long term planning for new projects.
Quisque semper justo vel hendrerit interdum.
Development of new roadways will promote economic development.
Infrastructure maintains competitive position vs. other regions.
Failure to improve our county infrastructure results in unnecessary delay to our region’s economic development and competitiveness.
By enhacing the travel capacity in the region, we expose new markets for industry development as well as improve workforce and business productivity.
Better Mobility. Congestion Relief. Improved Safety. We
projects will have for our county
congestion, improved mobility and
presentations and assistance for
residents. If you would like to learn
safety. All of these benefits are for
veterans. The CCRMA has also
more about our projects, please
our residents who create a great
participated in events that further
visit our website, www.ccrma.org.
community in our county. This is
promote economic development in
why it is important for the CCRMA to
the region such as VISION 2015. We
contribute back to the community
are always looking forward to the
with continuous updates on its
positive impact our transportation
Establishing a presence in social media has allowed us to address questions and provide continous customer support for residents.
Community outreach is embedded in our initiatives. The CCRMA continues to provide TxTag Mobile Units for residents who wish to learn more about our projects.
FINANCIAL REPORT Our Vision The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) holds itself to the highest standard of fiscal responsibility and fiscal transparency, while implementing transportation projects that achieve a sustainable, world class regional transportation network.
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Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
Project Development List Cameron
to develop over $1.5 billion in transportation projects
West Railroad Relocation (USA/MEX)
U.S. 77 Overpasses (Willacy & Kennedy Countyâ€™s)
SPI 2nd Access
SH 32 (East Loop)
General Brant Road
FM 509 Extension
U.S. 281 Connector
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