Borderlands: Texas highway expansion ‘boon’ for trade economy

Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade. This week: A Texas highway expansion is a “boon” for the trade economy; a Texas port announces plans for a regional logistics hub; GrubMarket acquires an Arizona produce supplier; and a Japanese auto supplier opens a plant in Ramos Arizpe.

Texas highway expansion a ‘boon’ for trade economy

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Tuesday that includes federal highway designation for portions of Interstate 27 in Texas and New Mexico as part of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor project.

Receiving the interstate designation is the first step to begin fundraising for the construction of the extension of I-27, according to a release.

The Ports-to-Plains Corridor project aims to extend I-27 in Texas and part of New Mexico, creating a new 986-mile interstate highway connecting Laredo, Texas, all the way up to the Oklahoma-Texas border.

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