El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials in El Paso are advising the traveling public that the final phase on the construction project at the southbound lanes at the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) is slated to begin at midnight on August 24 and continue through August 27. The final series of speed bumps will be installed as part of the project.
"This construction will result in an improved and safer exit point but it will impact commuters who regularly use the BOTA southbound lanes," said Bill Molaski, CBP El Paso Port Director. "We are encouraging travelers to begin planning and consider adjusting their commutes during the mentioned week. Local southbound commuters should strongly consider using the Ysleta or Stanton crossing if they normally use BOTA during historically peak traffic periods since there will be fewer southbound lanes available at BOTA"
The project will require construction crews to close two of four lanes at a time so they can safely install speed bumps.
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.