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CBP To Staff More Lanes At El Paso Port During Mother’s Day Period

Release Date: 
May 6, 2015

EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing that it will expand the All Lanes Open Initiative in coming days. CBP is also advising travelers that the city of El Paso is providing additional public-private partnership funding to CBP during the Mother’s Day weekend period which will allow the agency to open even more lanes than usual during specific times at designated crossings at the El Paso port of entry.

“Mother’s Day is a time when many people will cross the border to spend time with their loved ones,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “One area of added emphasis is the 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. period from Saturday night into Sunday morning.”

CBP introduced the ALOI at the El Paso port of entry more than two years ago. Under this successful initiative CBP normally staffs all vehicular and pedestrian lanes between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. All lanes are open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. although this weekend the Sunday hours have been adjusted and expanded to meet anticipated demand earlier in the day.

The city of El Paso is also expanding the level of funding it provides to CBP which allows the agency to staff additional lanes at area border crossings. Those periods include vehicular lanes at the Paso Del Norte and Ysleta crossings from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. on Sunday; PDN vehicular lanes from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PDN pedestrian.

CBP is also reminding travelers that they can download and use the free Border Wait Time app to monitor crossing times. The app is available at the Apple App Store and at Google Play. The app is a one-stop shop for cross border travel and provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry. In addition to using the border wait time app travelers can observe view traffic conditions at the Paso Del Norte, Stanton and Ysleta bridges on the city of El Paso website.

“Knowing the times when all lanes will be open, being able to remotely check wait times, and viewing actual conditions at area ports will help travelers identify the best times to cross the border quickly,” said Mancha.

A full Mother’s Day weekend schedule follows:

Paso Del Norte - Vehicular Processing
  Regular ALOI Hours 560-PPP Hours with City of El Paso
Friday, May 8 0600-1000  
Saturday, May 9 1000-1400 1400-1800 and 2200-2400
Sunday, May 10 1000-1400 0000-0200 and 1400-1800
Monday, May 11 0600-1000 0500-0600
Paso Del Norte - Pedestrian Processing
  Regular ALOI Hours 560-PPP Hours with City of El Paso
Friday, May 8 0600-1000  
Saturday, May 9 1000-1400  
Sunday, May 10 1000-1400  
Monday, May 11 0600-1000 1000-1400
Yselta - Vehicular Processing
  Regular ALOI Hours 560-PPP Hours with City of El Paso
Friday, May 8 0600-1000  
Saturday, May 9 1000-1400 1400-1800 and 2200-2400
Sunday, May 10 1000-1400 0000-0200 and 1400-1800
Monday, May 11 0600-1000 0500-0600
Bridge of the Americas - Vehicular Processing
  Regular ALOI Hours Additional ALOI Hours
Friday, May 8 0600-1000 and 1400-1800  
Saturday, May 9 1000-1400  
Sunday, May 10 0600-1800  
Monday, May 11 0600-1000 0500-0600
Last modified: 
February 9, 2017