NEXUS lanes to close periodically

Published on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 by ack Kintner

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NEXUS lanes to close periodically

By Jack Kintner

Crews drilling tunnels for water lines and storm water drainage for the new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at the Peace Arch closed 500 feet of the north-bound Nexus lane at the Peace Arch crossing beginning at 12 a.m., midnight Wednesday, April 9.

The lanes were to re-open at noon Thursday but will close again at 12 a.m. Monday through noon Thursday for the rest of the month, according to Bill Lesh of the General Services Administration (GSA).

North bound travelers in the Nexus lane will be redirected into the general purpose lane at the D Street interchange for a distance of about 500 feet, after which they can reenter the Nexus lane. Should the general purpose lane back up from the Canadian border station, the traffic controls will be removed. The traffic plan was reviewed by the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Lesh said, and is considered the safest for both highway travelers and construction crews working on the project.

“Travelers need to be aware of this traffic change and drive accordingly,” said Lesh, who encouraged drivers to check traffic at www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/border.