The U.S. General Service Administration and the Department of Homeland Security came to Laredo to make the announcement. $61.6-million dollars will be given to Laredo to make renovations to the Laredo Port of Entry.
Bridge one will undergo a complete renovation of the exterior of the historic administration building.
Work will also be done to improve pedestrian flow through the port.
Bridge two will get some new bus stalls and vehicle inspection lanes.
A new waiting area, restrooms and canopy, for loading and unloading buses, will also be added.
U.S. General Services Administration Administer Dan Tangherlini said, as one of the busiest ports of entry in the U.S., Laredo needs the upgrades.
"Over $230-billion dollars worth of commerce and the number of people, pedestrians, cars buses are absolutely staggering. That was one of the reasons why this port came to the top of the list. But also the dire need for investment in the port."
The project will go out for bid's next month, with the start of construction planned for August.
This will be a three-year project.
The money is coming from the appropriation bill that was recently passed by Congress.
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