Construction of an additional freight railroad line that connects Laredo, Texas, with Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, is expected to begin in October and should help lessen U.S.-Mexico supply chain issues.
The new connection will double the number of freight trains carrying goods between the border cities, according to WFXA-TV San Antonio.
The $75 million rail project will coincide with a binational river park that includes a bridge; reconstruction of existing infrastructure, including a sewage plant; and other projects that could include precast concrete products.
The river park also would tighten border security along the area, according to both U.S. and Mexican officials, while opening opportunities for international trade. The bridge and rail line should be operational in the next few years while the entire $500 million project is expected to be completed in about 10 years.