Donna, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that on May 20, CBP will extend its operational hours at Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge by two additional hours daily. The new permanent hours of operation for the facility will be 6 a.m. until 8 p.m., seven days a week.
The Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge opened on December 14, 2010 and CBP processes approximately 28,000 passenger vehicles per month. The weekend traffic is approximately 1,200 vehicles, and weekday traffic averages about 800 passenger vehicles daily. The City of Donna and CBP anticipate a traffic increase with the already completed repairs to the Mexican Expressway leading to the Donna Bridge.
"Extending the hours of service by two hours will allow CBP at the Donna crossing an opportunity to relieve traffic that typically filters to the neighboring Progreso and Pharr International Bridges," said Juan Contreras, acting port director, Progreso port of entry. "Daily commuters will have an additional hour in the morning as well as one each evening allowing for the expansion of facility use of the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.