SUMAS, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Sumas Port of Entry will undergo construction in the passenger, bus and cargo lanes Sept. 20 through Oct. 1.
“CBP is committed to maintaining the highest service standards possible. At times that requires infrastructure enhancements and construction that cause delays,” said Sumas Area Port Director J. Rene Ortega. “CBP makes every effort to mitigate these impacts to the greatest extent possible.”
Beginning Sept. 20, Sumas bus and passenger lanes may experience delays due to construction. All work in the bus and passenger lanes is anticipated to be completed on Sept. 28.
From Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, travelers may experience delays due to construction in the cargo lanes. All work in the cargo lanes is anticipated to be completed by Oct. 1.
Monitor wait times on the internet or via a mobile app named, “CBP Border Wait Times.” During high volume traffic periods, travelers may want to consider utilizing the Lynden 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.