EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Eagle Pass Port of Entry would like to advise the traveling public of the temporary halt in vehicular traffic at the Camino Real International Bridge the afternoon of Nov. 12 starting at 1:00 p.m. and the bridge will remain closed until 7:00 a.m. Nov. 13.
“I strongly urge the traveling public to plan ahead and cross earlier, or later, to avoid unnecessary delays,” said Acting Port Director Elizabeth Garduno, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
On Saturday, Nov. 12, at approximately 1:00 p.m., CBP will temporarily suspend processing of all northbound vehicular, pedestrian, commercial bus and commercial trailer traffic at the Camino Real International Bridge to allow the safe demolition of a pedestrian bridge that crossed over both north and southbound lanes in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. Northbound traffic is expected to resume normal operations starting at 7:00 a.m. on Nov. 13. Southbound traffic will also halt from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. Vehicular traffic will resume from 12:00 a.m. onwards on Sunday, Nov. 13, with possible intermittence in vehicular flow until the conclusion of the demolition. Camino Real International Bridge will only be able to accommodate emergency vehicles during the closure.
CBP encourages the traveling public to make arrangements to cross prior to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 if they plan to utilize the Camino Real International Bridge as a travel route. As an alternative border crossing, International Bridge I will have extended hours of operation and will remain open after hours from 11:00 p.m. on Nov. 12 to 7:00 a.m. on Nov. 13 and will then resume a normal schedule to accommodate the vehicular and pedestrian traffic. CBP asks operators, dispatchers of all commercial buses and commercial trailers to make prior arrangements or utilize alternate ports of entry because International Bridge I cannot accommodate such traffic.
CBP would like to remind the traveling public the importance of obtaining and utilizing their radio frequency identification documents (RFID)-equipped travel documents and have them readily available when making entry.
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