A McAllen/Mission-area bridge is reducing hours of operations for southbound traffic as traffic volume from Mexico has declined with restrictions imposed during the coronavirus crisis.
Beginning Monday, April 6, the Anzalduas Bridge will see hours reduced for incoming traffic from Mexico. Northbound traffic on Anzalduas will operate from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours of operation for southbound traffic will remain unchanged and be open for traffic from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“The bridge remains open for essential business,” said Mission Mayor Armando O’Cana. “We must do our part to protect ourselves, practice social distancing and safeguard our communities.”
The McAllen-Hidalgo-Reynosa Bridge will continue to operate on a 24-hour basis.
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling said the revised bridge hours at Anzalduas reflect changes in traffic flow since new traffic crossing into Mexico were restricted to essential travel focusing on business and cargo crossings.
“These new hours reflect actual traffic activity when people are crossing into the U.S.,” Darling said. “It is very important that residents on both sides of the border take care and stay safe during these times.”
The reduction in hours at Anzalduas are part of operational adjustments made by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection office in Laredo. The office has oversight of eight ports of entry from Brownsville to Del Rio, which also includes the two bridges that operate under the McAllen Bridge System.