Warroad, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is announcing the beginning of a demolition project involving the former Warroad land port of entry (LPOE). This project will commence on Monday, July 25, and will take approximately two months to complete from start to finish. All work will be completed before the winter months.
The former Warroad LPOE will be demolished to create a more direct route for the traveling public proceeding southbound from Canada to the new port facility. Traffic patterns on south-bound lanes of MN Highway 313 will be modified so that vehicles will no longer pass through the former Warroad LPOE site. Signage and barricades will be set up to guide drivers as the new roadway configuration for Minnesota Highway 313 at the border between the United States and Canada is established. Drivers are requested to use caution in this area for the safety of workers. No traffic stoppages are expected during this project and border security operations will not be impacted.
"The completion of this project will provide a more direct route for passenger and commercial vehicle traffic entering the United States at the Warroad Port of Entry," said Port Director Brian King. CBP thanks the traveling public for their continued patience during this demolition project.
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.