ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection's inspection facility at Rouses Point begins a canopy reconstruction project on May 4. The project is expected to continue through July. Travelers may expect delays and temporary closures at Rouses Point during construction.
“Traffic entering the U.S. at Rouses Point will be diverted to a temporary inspection booth for the next few months,” said Port Director Paul Mongillo. “Travelers should consider an alternate crossing point to avoid delays.”
The main entrance to Rouses Point will be closed - an alternate entrance on the side of the building will be available for public access.
Travelers are encouraged to utilize the Overton Corners and Champlain ports of entry. Overton Corners is 1.5 miles away from Rouses Point and is the closest alternative. When approaching Rouses Point from Canada on Quebec 223, travelers can head west on Rang Edgerton and then south on Quebec 221 to arrive at the Overton Corners port of entry.
Farther to the west, travelers and commercial traffic can use Route 15 to enter the U.S. at the Champlain port of entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.