DEL RIO, TEXAS—The new U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection facility at Amistad Dam will temporarily close due to maintenance, beginning Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m.
The temporary closure will allow for the safe demolition of the old facility, which sits atop the dam alongside the roadway. CBP opened the new state-of-the-art facility Dec. 11, replacing a building which was part of the dam's original construction in 1968.
During the closure, international travelers are directed to use the Del Rio International Bridge, 15 miles south of Amistad Dam.
Normal traffic will resume at Amistad Dam at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
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.