Phase 1 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry modernization and expansion project.
VISION UPDATE: November 30, 2015
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for Phase 1 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry modernization and expansion project.
The Phase 1 project includes the construction of privately owned vehicle inspection facilities, new southbound lanes into Mexico, and a new head house to provide supervision and services to the non-commercial vehicle inspection area. The project will increase operational space, reduce traffic congestion, and create a safe environment for port employees and visitors.
Federal facility investments, like this project, have a significant impact on local communities -- from facilitating commerce to creating jobs and opportunities for small businesses. The new infrastructure will have a broad reach touching private industry, the American taxpayer and, in the case of the land ports, citizens of neighboring countries. Currently, the project is striving to achieve a 38 percent small business subcontracting goal. By working together with state and local partners, GSA finds opportunities to support community development goals while driving a better deal for taxpayers.