Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts on the development of a second-access causeway to South Padre Island at community workshops on Tuesday at the SPI Convention Centre and Wednesday at the Port Isabel City Hall.
Both meetings will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The SPI Convention Centre is located at 7355 Padre Island Blvd. and the Port Isabel City Hall at 305 E. Maxan St.
The “context sensitive solutions” (CSS) workshops are being held by the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority, which is pushing the second-access project. Resident are encouraged to attend “to ensure that this critical transportation project reflects the values and needs of your community,” according to CCRMA.
The workshop will update attendees on the second-access project, recap the project’s previous CSS efforts, and “engage stakeholders in ‘theming’ preferences” for the project, said CCRMA.
Pete Sepulveda Jr., CCRMA’s executive director, said in July that the agency is making substantial progress on the project, conducting traffic and revenue studies and updating a 6-year-old economic impact study.
The new causeway would be a toll way connected to separate but related CCRMA project, the Outer Parkway. Sepulveda said plans are to start construction on the causeway in 2017.

Steve Clark