Alcan Land Port of Entry

The Alcan LPOE is the only year-round, full service, 24-hour port of entry serving personal vehicles and commercial truck traffic between Yukon Territory, Canada and Interior Alaska. It’s situated in a remote location along the Alaska Highway; a majority of the adjacent area is undeveloped forest, wetlands and tundra. Established in 1972 the facility is now over 50 years old and in urgent need of replacement. The project includes replacing the existing port operational facilities, housing, and community complexes with modern facilities that will meet U.S. Customs and Border Protection and GSA operational needs for decades to come.

Angled view of a facility of low brick and cement buildings, with canopy and lanes, a flag pole in front and greenery and mountains in the background

LPOE details

Fact sheet: Alcan LPOE Fact Sheet May 2023 [PDF - 1 MB]

Address: Milepost 1221.8 Alaska Hwy, Tok, AK 99780

Year constructed: 1972

Estimated Budget: $170 million – $190 million

Primary tenants:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. General Services Administration

Current status

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. General Services Administration hosted a virtual public meeting in support of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expansion and modernization of the Alcan LPOE. See the Environmental review section for more information.

Environmental review

On April 26, 2023, GSA hosted a virtual public meeting in support of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expansion and modernization of the Alcan LPOE. A recording of the meeting is posted below.

Project news

Apr. 12, 2023
GSA to Host Public Meeting for the New Alcan Land Port of Entry

Feb. 25, 2022
President Biden and U.S. General Services Administration Announce Major Land Port Projects funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Project timeline

Planning Design Construction

Project development study
April 2023 – May 2024

Environmental and site needs
December 2022 – November 2024

Design award
April 2026

Construction award date
January 2027

Substantial completion
June 2030

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

We received $3.4 billion to invest in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. The law provides funding for LPOE modernization projects that will create new good-paying jobs, bolster safety and security, and make our economy more resilient to supply chain challenges — all while serving as models for sustainability and innovation.

Sustainability opportunities

We will increase energy and water efficiency (including renewable energy and fossil fuel free measures), adhere to sustainable design principles, and minimize climate risk liabilities above the minimum performance criteria in a manner that is life cycle cost-effective.

  • Net-zero ready
  • 80% fossil fuel-energy generated reduction
  • Green Proving Ground technology
  • LEED Gold/SITES Silver
  • Whole-building embodied carbon reduction

Community impact

The Alcan LPOE is the only land crossing between Interior Alaska and Canada that operates year-round. Before 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection processed about 1,000 trucks yearly, but in more recent years, it’s been over 6,000. These commercial trucks bring crucial goods to Interior Alaskans.

Last Reviewed: 2023-05-15