Calexico

Background

The Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) is the main border crossing linking the important Imperial Valley agricultural industry in California to the State of Baja California, Mexico. The Calexico West LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project was funded in multiple phases.

Aerial view of a group of low buildings, with roads and traffic lanes and covered booth area, a parking lot, and areas of green grass and a river in the foreview
Cropped view of two-level steel and glass building, with covered driveway lanes, yellow traffic poles and a row of short red bollards surrounding the building

Project Overview


In order to increase vehicle and pedestrian capacity and support the Department of Homeland Security's ability to conduct its rapidly changing mission, GSA is reconfiguring and expanding the existing port. The project involves the creation of new inspection facilities, expanding the port on the site of the former commercial inspection facility, whose operations moved to Calexico East in 1996.

Project Benefits


The Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) is the main border crossing linking the important Imperial Valley agricultural industry in California to the State of Baja California, Mexico. The port's pedestrian and vehicle inspection facility was built in 1974 and can no longer accommodate current traffic loads or meet U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) security requirements. Once all three phases are complete, the project will provide the port with adequate operational space, reduced traffic congestion, and a safe environment for port employees and visitors. The project will also allow CBP to more effectively deploy the latest technology to identify high risk activity and shipments, combat drug trafficking, and increase operational security.

Last Reviewed: 2022-02-24