ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection facility at Rouses Point border crossing will be operating on a limited basis from May 24 to June 10. On-going construction activities require all commercial and oversized vehicles, including vehicles towing a boat or trailer, to use an alternate crossing route.
“We expect normal processing to resume at Rouses Point border crossing on June 10,” said Acting Port Director Steven Bronson. “We require all commercial and oversized vehicles, including vehicles towing a boat or trailer, to use an alternate route to avoid any unnecessary delay during this final stage of construction. We thank the public for their cooperation and understanding as we work to improve the facility at this location," Bronson said.
Drivers of commercial vehicles can enter the U.S. at the Champlain Port of Entry further west by taking Quebec 202 west to Route 15 south.
Oversized vehicles and vehicles with something in tow may use the Overton Corners and Champlain ports of entry. Overton Corners is 1.5 miles away from Rouses Point and is the closest alternative. When approaching Rouses Point from Canada on Quebec 223, travelers can head west on Quebec 202, then south on Quebec 221 to arrive at the Overton Corners Port of Entry.
CBP will provide another update when the construction project is complete.
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.