Sumas Land Port of Entry

The Sumas Land Port of Entry serves personal vehicles, buses, pedestrians and commercial truck traffic between Sumas, Washington and Abbotsford, British Columbia. Last modernized in 1988, the Sumas LPOE is no longer able to meet the operational needs of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). GSA will expand and modernize private vehicle (POV) and commercial screening operations. Commercial inspection lanes will increase from two to four, and POV lanes will increase from five to six. Main building operations will be fully modernized and a dedicated pedestrian corridor will be constructed.

Cropped view of the front of a 1-level cement building with small columns, blue tile running under the windows, with words Sumas Washington and United States Border Inspection Station along the top near the roof

LPOE details

Fact sheet: Sumas LPOE Fact Sheet March 2023 [PDF - 1 MB]

Address: 103 Cherry St, Sumas, WA 98295

Year constructed: 1988

Port size: 4 acres

Estimated Budget: $135 million – $155 million

Primary tenants:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Current status

GSA is working with our contractor to evaluate the possible environmental impacts of the proposed project. Find out more in the environmental review section on this page.

Environmental review

GSA awarded a contract to Solv LLC, a small business, for the environmental impact statement on December 20, 2022.

Project news

Feb. 22, 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
September 2023 – July 2024

Design-Build Award
November 2025

Construction Start Date
September 2026

Substantial completion
November 2028

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 existing port is not designed to process the current volume of commercial vehicles efficiently. Inbound commercial vehicles waiting for clearance to cross currently need to park along Railroad Avenue, causing traffic and security concerns. Commercial vehicles exiting the secondary canopy area typically need to back-up to exit, causing inefficient inbound traffic flow/queueing issues. The new port will allow for more efficient processing of commercial vehicles in an expanded area, enabling CBP to process traffic more quickly.

Last Reviewed: 2023-05-15