San Ysidro opens land port of entry pedestrian processing facility

Southern California´s San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) border crossing has opened as part of the USD 741 million, three-phase expansion project to accommodate growing cross-border traffic and reduce congestion, the organization said.

The San Ysidro LPOE expansion project is directed by GSA with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as the primary tenant.

During the Phase 2 expansion project, the design-build team of Hensel Phelps and Stantec delivered a complete reconstruction of the port´s pedestrian and bus-inspection facilities, which included inspection booths for 18 northbound pedestrian processing lanes and four northbound bus-processing lanes.

Designed to LEED Platinum and stringent energy reduction targets, this transformational project enhances the ability of CBP and other federal agencies to conduct their respective missions.

San Ysidro´s port of entry, in the San Diego Field Office jurisdiction, processes 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians daily.

Stantec provided architecture, programming, interior design, civil engineering, electrical engineering, energy and daylight modeling, geomatics, information and communications technology, acoustics, lighting design, landscape architecture, physical and electronic security, and transportation services.

Hensel Phelps is a general contracting firm, specializing in planning, building, and managing facilities in every building sector, including healthcare, aviation, higher education, federal, and justice.