Biden-Harris administration awards Grand Portage border project contracts
October 6, 2022
CHICAGO – As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. General Services Administration has awarded two key contracts for the Grand Portage Land Port of Entry, Grand Portage, Minnesota, including:
- A $1.78 million contract for a pre-design, enhanced Program Development Study to Hammel, Green and Abrahamson of Minneapolis to update the program of requirements for the Land Port of Entry in northeastern Minnesota. HGA will develop a final schematic building footprint and site plan alternatives.
- A $156,457 contract for an environmental assessment awarded – in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act – to a small business, Potomac-Hudson Engineering, Inc. Potomac-Hudson will analyze and assess the environmental effects that may result from the proposed action.
“We’re excited to move forward with this project,” said GSA’s Public Buildings Service Great Lakes Regional Commissioner Angel Dizon. “Beyond meeting the functional and performative goals of our customer, this funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law gives us the opportunity to maximize economic, environmental, and social outcomes.”
The overall project proposes replacing the existing obsolete facility with the construction of a new facility. Also, expanding the site will allow for enhanced traffic flow and management. Construction is slated to be completed in 2029.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a total of $3.4 billion for GSA to build and modernize land ports of entry on the country’s northern and southern borders. The investments will improve commerce and trade, create good-paying construction jobs, and incorporate new and innovative sustainability features.
Note: Reported project costs are planning estimates and subject to change due to time and market conditions.
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