Pharr International Bridge Announces Updated Hours of Operation

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Texas Border Business

Pharr, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge announces updated hours of operation to the temporary pilot programs designed to relieve congestion, increase truck throughput, and reduce border wait times at Pharr’s international land port of entry. These pilot programs are being implemented as a result of the reduced Customs and Border Protection personnel at the port and deployed to the Southern border as mandated by the federal government.

In an effort to keep the public aware and informed, the Bridge announces the following new hours of operation, effective July 4, 2019.

The primary change to the schedule is that priority will be given to commercial traffic during regular business hours (Monday – Friday). Cars and passenger vehicle lanes will be closed for cars to give priority to commercial trucks. All cars and passenger vehicles will only be allowed to cross northbound on Saturday and Sunday from 4 pm to 11:59 pm.

The following schedule applies during the temporary pilot program period:

SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC (TO MEXICO)

  • Hours of service remain the same 
  • Cars & Passenger Vehicles
    • Monday – Sunday (6 am to 11:50 pm) 
  • Commercial Trucks
    • Monday – Friday (7 am to 11 pm) 
    • Saturday –  Sunday (7 am to 4 pm) 

NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC (FROM MEXICO)

  • Commercial Trucks 
    • Monday – Friday (7 am to 10 pm) 
    • Saturday – Sunday (8 am to 4 pm) 
  • Small empty trucks and short trucks (no trailers) are authorized to cross through Car/Passenger Vehicle Lane (Estimated relief: 250 – 300 trucks daily)
    • Monday – Friday (8 am – 8 pm) 
  • Empty Tanker Trailer Trucks are authorized to cross through Car/Passenger Vehicle Lane (Estimated relief: 250 – 300 trucks daily)
    • Monday – Friday (8 am – 8 pm) 
  • Cars and Passenger Vehicle Lane is closed for cars, giving priority to commercial trucks
    • CLOSED Monday – Friday (6 am to 11:59 pm) 
    • OPEN ONLY Saturday and Sunday (4 pm to 11:59 pm) 

This schedule will remain in effect indefinitely. All pilot programs will be reviewed by Bridge staff, trade partners, and relevant stakeholders to discuss feedback regarding the programs, make adjustments if necessary, and possibly plan for other contingencies.

Bridge officials will continue to keep the public aware and informed as the pilot programs progress.


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