El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in El Paso are advising the traveling public of an eight-month construction project at the pedestrian area at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry slated to begin at midnight on Dec. 6. Once complete the project will enhance both the entry and exit ways by installing wider and easier access doorways for pedestrians.
"This project is the first in a series of improvements that will streamline the pedestrian entry process. The impact will be on the queue not on our ability to process. All inspection booths will be available for processing," said Bill Molaski, CBP El Paso port director. "We are encouraging travelers to begin planning and consider adjusting their commutes during the mentioned period. Local commuters should strongly consider using the Ysleta or BOTA crossing if they normally use PDN during historically peak traffic periods."
The project will require construction crews to close two of three entrance and exit doors to safely expand the new doorways. Additional elements of the project will include the installation of signage which will provide travelers with instructions designed to expedite their 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.