San Luis, Ariz. - Travelers heading out of the country through the San Luis port of entry will see minor adjustments to their travel route this coming week while construction to install a shade canopy over the southbound lanes is completed. The construction is expected to begin Tuesday, June 8 and be completed by Friday, June 11.
"The officers conducting outbound operations and the travelers who undergo inspections need protection from the sun and heat," said Port Director William K. Brooks. "Adding this canopy will help the officers with their work and help everyone feel a bit more comfortable during these operations."
In order to minimize any impact to travelers, construction will take place during the early morning hours. Outbound vehicle traffic will continue to use Main Street, but will be redirected once they reach the intersection of Urtuzuastegui. Vehicles will be rerouted to one of the north bound lanes to continue to their departure from the U.S. There is no expected impact to pedestrian traffic.
Travelers are encouraged to plan their travel accordingly to alleviate any possible impact to their travel plans.
When complete, the canopy will stand 20 feet high, be 55 feet in length, and will cover both southbound lanes at the 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.