U.S. Land Port of Entry at Columbus, NM
Rendering of the main canopies at the new land port of entry lanes.Learn more: Construction begins at new Port of Entry in Columbus >
Rendering of under the personally owned vehicle canopy.Learn more: Construction begins at new Port of Entry in Columbus >
Rendering of the pedestrian walkway.Learn more: New Port to help support Customs and Border Protection's mission >
Since its construction in 1989, screening of visitors at the Columbus Land Port of Entry (LPOE) has increased significantly. It continues to experience an increase in commercial traffic with anticipated substantial growth over the next 15 years. Efforts have been underway by the Government of Mexico to relocate their port facilities south of the border and further east. Construction of a bypass road to access these new crossings was completed in 2011.
- The building area including canopies is 74,000 gross square feet (GSF) along with 106 outside parking spaces.
- This POE expansion project will accommodate the increased commercial traffic circulation resulting from the bypass.
- Columbus has also experienced significant flooding during high volume rainfall events in the past and work is necessary to prevent future flood issues from deteriorating the structures.
- The project will expand the facilities to safely and efficiently accommodate steady increases in car, truck and pedestrian traffic as well as incorporate extensive site improvements.
Once construction begins, it will likely affect the west side of New Mexico State Highway 11 and the east bypass road approximately 3 miles south of the village of Columbus adjacent to the city of Palomas, Mexico.
- Improved traffic flow on New Mexico State Highway 11
- Safe processing of pedestrian traffic
- Addresses the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements
Tenant Agencies: DHS, CBP, ICE, U.S, Dept of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serive, FDA, DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and GSA.
MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION
- New main building
- Commercial and non commercial primary and secondary inspection facilities
- Pedestrian processing and outbound canopy
- Export facilities
- Non intrusive inspection systems
- Hazmat containment area
- New earthen berm and drainage basin
- Enlargement of an existing culvert
- Outside vehicle parking
- Inspection Kennel facility
- Paving upgrades
- Design 2014 to 2016
- Construction 2016 to 2019
COST AND FUNDING STATUS
- Cost: $96 Million
- Congressional appropriations: $10 million for design
Project Design coming soon