Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry
The Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry is a full-service, 24-hour port of entry serving personal vehicles (POV), buses, pedestrians, and commercial truck traffic between Blaine, Washington and Douglas, British Columbia. The LPOE, last expanded in 1999, is realizing notable increases in wait times, particularly for non-commercial POV and bus traffic entering the United States. The expansion project will add four new POV inspection lanes, expanding capacity to ten lanes total. The project also expands the secondary inspection area to provide six enlarged bays for vehicle enforcement inspections, 24 secondary main building referral parking spots, and six enlarged bays for secondary inspection enforcement. All inspection areas will include extended overhead canopies, replaced pavement, and upgraded lighting.
Fact sheet: Pacific Highway LPOE Fact Sheet April 2023 [PDF - 1 MB]
Address: 9901 Pacific Hwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Year constructed: 1999
Port size: 11.8 acres
Estimated Budget: $15 million – $25 million
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. General Services Administration
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
In December 2022, GSA awarded a contract for construction management services for the expansion of the port.
Part of GSA’s responsibility is to make sure we consider cultural resources that may be affected by our projects. We have reached out to tribal partners and state and local governments and have not received any information regarding specific cultural resources present in the project area. However, we recognize that the public is a vital source of information about local resources. If you have any information about specific historic or cultural resources that may be impacted, please contact the GSA regional historic preservation officer via email at PacificHighwayLPOE@gsa.gov.
We are in the final stages of planning for construction. Before we go to market for a construction firm, GSA is conducting market research to determine if there are any Small Businesses, 8(a), HUBZone, Veteran-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned or Women-Owned Small Business firms capable of completing this lane expansion project. Responses are being accepted now through April 10, 2023 at SAM.gov, notice #47PL0123R0020.
Dec. 19, 2022
GSA Awards Management Contract for Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry Expansion Project Funded by Biden-Harris Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Aug. 11, 2022
GSA Administrator Visits Land Port in Washington State Getting Infrastructure Investment
Feb. 25, 2022
Pacific Highway Land Port of Entry to be Modernized Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Preparing solicitation documents
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.
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
The Pacific Highway LPOE is the largest and busiest Canadian-U.S. port in the Western United States with an average wait time of 13 minutes 17 seconds for the roughly 2 million vehicles passing through it each year. The port currently processes more traffic than it was originally designed to accommodate and, left unaddressed, wait times will continue to increase along with negative environmental and economic impacts resulting from the delays. The project will significantly increase the number of primary vehicle inspection lanes and expand the existing layout in the Secondary Inspection area.