Calexico West Land Port of Entry
Funding will allow GSA to pursue the final phase of construction for this critical regional project
The U.S. General Services Administration announces the award of a $1.3 million construction contract for renovation at the Calexico Land Port of Entry.
Since 2015, GSA has been working on the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) modernization and expansion project, which will increase the number of northbound privately owned vehicle (POV) lanes to 16, as well as increase southbound POV lanes to five. Additional support facilities include a new headhouse, employee parking, and a secondary vehicle inspection area. In the Spring of 2022, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provided the necessary funding for the project's final construction phase, which includes the renovation of the historic customs house, the construction of a temporary pedestrian inspection facility to accommodate the demolition of the existing pedestrian building and the construction of its new expanded replacement.
With over 4 million vehicles and 4.8 million pedestrians crossing through the port each year, the Calexico West LPOE is the third busiest border crossing in California. As a result, the port plays a critical role as an economic engine for the greater Calexico-Mexicali region's agricultural industry. Built in 1974, the Calexico West LPOE could no longer meet vehicle and pedestrian traffic loads, causing long crossing wait times and impacting the ability of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to accomplish their mission.
GSA understands the impact Calexico West Land Port of Entry has in the local community. We foster close working relationships with community partners and stakeholders.
The Community Representatives Committee works with communities to solicit input and feedback about the project.
Read the environmental review to learn how the project complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and see what is planned for environmental sustainability.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Modernization and Expansion
- Completely renovate and expand existing port
- Increase total number of northbound POV inspection booths to 16
- Construct new northbound POV and pedestrian processing facilities in addition to a new headhouse, administration space and POV secondary inspection station
- Increase number of southbound lanes to six
- Enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ability to conduct its mission
- Project design: Completed 2011
- Phase 1: Completed September 2018
- Phase 2A: Winter 2023
- Phase 2B: Summer 2027
- Estimated project cost: $416.4 million
- Phase 1: Fully funded
- Phase 2A: Fully funded
- Phase 2B: Fully funded
- Project funding information
Calexico West LPOE will remain operational over the course of renovation and expansion.
There is currently one traffic advisory in effect.
Expect changes in normal traffic patterns and stay informed via this website.