ROUSES POINT, N.Y. - Beginning October 13, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection facility at Rouses Point will begin a reconstruction project. The project is expected to last until May, 2016. During reconstruction, travelers can expect crossing delays and periodic, temporary closures of this border crossing.
The main entrance to this facility will be closed. An alternate entrance on the side of the building will be available for public access.
To avoid travel delays, travelers are encouraged to use the nearby Overton Corners, and Champlain ports of entry. Overton Corners is 1.5 miles from Rouses point, and is the closest alternative. When approaching Rouses Point from Canada on Quebec 223, travelers can go west on Rang Edgerton, and then south on Quebec 221 to arrive at the Overton Corners port of entry.
Further to the west, travelers and commercial traffic can enter the U.S. at the Champlain port of entry by using Route 15.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recommends that commercial traffic avoids the Rouses Point crossing, using one of the alternate ports of entry during the reconstruction project.
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.