Eastport, Idaho - U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises that construction on a new port of entry at Kingsgate, British Columbia has progressed to the point that traffic entering and exiting the U.S. through the ports of Eastport, Idaho, and Kingsgate, British Columbia, may experience delays.
CBP was recently notified that the number of lanes available for traffic entering the U.S. through the port of Eastport from Canada will be reduced. Commercial and non-commercial traffic may, at times, share a single lane during the construction.
CBP suggests that motorists arriving in non-commercial vehicles may want to consider using alternate ports of entry into the U.S., such as Porthill, Idaho or Roosville, Montana.
Commercial traffic is also encouraged to consider planning their entry into the U.S. through other commercial ports of entry:
CBP also offers travelers tips to help expedite processing at the port of entry. Plan your trip to avoid peak travel times typically between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Have required proof of citizenship documents ready upon arrival at the primary inspection booth and declare all purchases to the CBP officer, including fruits, vegetables, and meat products. For questions regarding admissible or prohibited products please visit the Know Before You Go page on the CBP website.
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.