The Anzalduas Port of Entry opened on December 15, 2009 with the completion of the Anzalduas International Bridge. The bridge is over three miles long and cost over $28 million to build. It was designed to divert traffic from the congested Hidalgo Texas Port of Entry. The presidential permit under which the bridge was constructed prohibited commercial traffic from using it until 2015, or when the Hidalgo Port of Entry averages more than 15,000 commercial entries per week. Commercial trucks and pedestrians continue to be prohibited from entering the US via this crossing; however, empty trucks may travel southbound to Mexico. The bridge has a dedicated commuter lane (SENTRI) that is open on restricted hours and frequently open to general public during high traffic hours without notice, making it almost useless.