U.S. Land Port of Entry at Alexandria Bay, New York


  • Mission: to inspect and process vehicles and individuals entering the United States from Canada.
  • Sixth busiest crossing for U.S. Bound commercial vehicles on the U.S. - Canada border.
  • Located on Wellesley Island, N.Y., in the western straits of the St. Lawrence River.


In connection with the expansion and modernization project, blasting activities are necessary to remove rock in the vicinity of the land port. To ensure safety, traffic may be stopped for up to 30 minutes for blasting activity. GSA and our contract partners appreciate your understanding.


The U.S. General Services Administration and our contract partners appreciate the local residents’ support of the construction project to expand and modernize the Alexandria Bay U.S. Land Port of Entry. The project requires blasting activities to remove rock in the vicinity of the land port. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we undertake this necessary work. Work will be scheduled during daytime hours to minimize disruption to the local community. Advisories will be issued ahead of all blasting activity and that schedule will also be posted here as soon as it is known. To request notification by email of future project advisories and updates -- or to report a concern related to noise, vibration or dust, please contact alison.kohler@gsa.gov.


  • Contract awarded to Northland/Cianbro Joint Venture
  • Phase 1 includes construction of a commercial inspection warehouse with inspection bays, commercial inspection lanes (with split-level booths for either commercial or non-commercial), impound lot, and a portion of the elevated parking over the commercial side. Also includes acquisition of the two remaining necessary parcels of land
  • Phase 2 includes construction of a new main administration building, a new outbound inspection facility, a new veterinary services building, non-commercial inspection lanes, a new non-commercial secondary inspection plaza, new non-intrusive inspection buildings, and employee and visitor parking areas
  • Cost: $215 million


  • April 2018 - Complete demolition of existing warehouse
  • End of 2018 - Completion of Phase 1
  • June 2019 - Completion of new commercial lanes and substantial completion of overhead parking structure
  • October 2019 - Substantial completion of commercial building
  • January 2020 - Substantial completion of project
  • March 2020 - Project closeout
  • July 2022 - Completion of Phase 2
  • Congressional appropriations:​ Phase 1 funding appropriated in fiscal year 2016 budget. Phase 2 funding proposed in the president's fiscal year 2018 budget.

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