San Luis I Land Port of Entry
The port experiences much higher traffic volumes than it was originally designed to accommodate. Furthermore, the port’s facilities are significantly undersized and require upgrading to meet the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s current mission requirements. The modernization and expansion project will improve efficiencies and traffic flows, reduce wait times, increase CBP’s processing capacity and operational security by effectively deploying the latest technology to identify high risk activity and shipments and combat drug trafficking.
The project includes site development and infrastructure, expanding northbound privately owned vehicle lanes from eight to 16, primary and preprimary vehicle inspection canopies, and secondary vehicle processing area. Southbound privately owned vehicle improvements include expanded southbound facilities with fixed inspection infrastructure for CBP’s mission, primary and secondary inspection and processing building, and employee parking. It also includes increased pedestrian inspection lanes from 10 to 14 as well as a new administrative facility to support the CBP mission.
Fact sheet: San Luis I Land Port Of Entry [PDF - 3 MB]
Address: 431 Main St, San Luis, AZ 85349
Year constructed: 1984
Port size: 15.9 acres
Budget: $307.5 million
(FY 2020 appropriations and partial BIL funds)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Average yearly border crossings:
3 million non-commercial vehicles
2.5 million pedestrians
In September 2022, GSA awarded a design-build contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co. for the modernization and expansion project. With the National Environmental Process Act processes already complete, the project team will work to complete the final design and begin construction by May 2023.
GSA conducted an environmental impact statement for the project with input from the public via public meetings and comments. The EIS documents are available for review.
There are no traffic advisories currently in place.
Dec. 19, 2022
GSA Administrator Visits Arizona to Announce First Inflation Reduction Act Projects at Federal Facilities
Oct. 4, 2022
GSA Awards Design-Build Contract for San Luis I Land Port of Entry Modernization and Expansion Project
Sept. 7, 2022
GSA to enclose former Friendship Park site in San Luis, Arizona
Feb. 25, 2022
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds San Luis I Port Modernization and Expansion Project
President Biden and U.S. General Services Administration Announce Major Land Port Projects funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Environmental Impact Statement
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.
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.
The San Luis I LPOE is a major regional economic engine for the city of San Luis and Yuma County, supporting its agricultural and retail industries. This project expands and modernizes the entire port, providing state-of-the-art facilities for the CBP operations in San Luis. The project will also improve efficiencies and traffic flows, reduce wait times, increase CBP's processing capacity and operational security by effectively deploying the latest technology to identify high risk activity and shipments and combat drug trafficking.