By KEVIN RICH
Special to the PRESS
A report on the status of the South Padre Island Second Access project highlighted a recent meeting of the City of South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation.
Adrian Rincones, Chief Financial Officer of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) presented information about the SPI Second Access Project. “The SPI Second Access is by far I think the largest project in our portfolio, but also the most challenging,” stated Rincones. “I don’t think there’s a doubt that it’s needed and it’s wanted, and I think that same message resounds all the way to TxDOT in Austin, but the challenges with a project like this is really the cost and the development on the environmental side.”
“The main purpose of the SPI Second Access, and the message that we are really portraying out there is safety,” stated Rincones. “The fact that this (the causeway) can get shut down by a collapse, or just a simple traffic jam, and it shuts down access to the Island,” is the concern being delivered to officials.
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