GSA Awards Management Contract for Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry Expansion Project Funded by Biden-Harris Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Expansion project to better support port operations and reduced vehicle crossing times
TACOMA, Wash. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced its selection of AECOM Technical Services, Inc., to provide construction management services for the expansion of the Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in Blaine, Washington at the Canadian border. The $1,026,996 contract was funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
The Pacific Highway LPOE expansion project will modernize the port from its current configuration to better meet the needs of both nations. GSA plans to add four vehicle entry lanes to the port, further supporting the NEXUS program, which allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing. Additionally, the port will have enhanced secondary inspection capabilities, including six enlarged bays for vehicle inspections.
“We are excited to begin investing dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Washington’s land ports,” said Lisa K. Pearson, Acting Regional Commissioner for the GSA Public Buildings Service in the Northwest/Arctic Region. “The project at the Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry will enable our partners at U.S. Customs and Border Protection to better serve travelers entering Western Washington.”
GSA is responsible for constructing and maintaining LPOEs along the nation’s borders in partnership with and support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection and other federal inspection agencies. Through the BIL, GSA is modernizing LPOEs along the Canadian and Mexican borders. These upgrades will strengthen supply chains, create good-paying jobs, enhance safety and security, and provide other sustainable solutions to keep these ports operating efficiently and effectively for years to come.