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Expansion of SENTRI Lane Hours at Calexico Downtown Port

Release Date: 
November 19, 2012

Calexico, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced that as of Thursday, November 15, 2012, the SENTRI lane at the Calexico downtown port will open one hour earlier every day.

The new hours of operation for the SENTRI vehicle lanes at the downtown port will be from 4:00 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, with the lanes remaining open until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The expansion of SENTRI vehicle lane hours will ensure that program members using the dedicated lanes experience shorter wait times during the upcoming holidays when port traffic is at its peak.

Customs and Border Protection's SENTRI program provides dedicated vehicle lanes and expedited processing at various ports of entry on the Southwest border for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Currently the SENTRI program has more than 46,000 members enrolled locally.

The SENTRI lane first opened at the downtown port on December 29, 2005.

Interested travelers may apply for the SENTRI program by visiting the Travel page on the CBP website. (

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021