Douglas Commercial Land Port of Entry
The new Douglas Land Port of Entry is a planned commercial port construction project 4.5 miles west of the existing Raul Hector Castro LPOE in Douglas, Arizona. Upon its completion, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will permanently relocate commercial inspection operations from the Castro LPOE to the newly constructed dedicated commercial Douglas LPOE. The project, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will significantly expand commercial vehicle inspection capacity and allow the processing of oversized mining equipment too large to cross through the Castro LPOE. Furthermore, relocating commercial operations to the Douglas LPOE and away from downtown will support municipal redevelopment plans for its historic downtown district and help transform Douglas into a 21st-century regional tourism gateway and commercial transportation hub.
The U.S. General Services Administration is developing a master plan for both projects in Douglas to ensure seamless project delivery and provide the best value for the American taxpayer. The port project is already spurring additional investments with the construction of a new utility corridor along State Route 80, a new industrial warehouse and business park zone, the installation of broadband internet infrastructure, as well as the chance to bring new construction, service, and manufacturing jobs to this remote region in Southeast Arizona.