Travelers entering the United States at the Peace Arch port of entry over the next several months will find reconfigured lanes and additional inspection booths in place to ease normal increases in cross-border traffic resulting from summer travel and construction activities.
Traffic patterns at the Peace Arch border crossing have changed several times over the past 24 months due to construction of the new facilities.
Currently, construction work is concentrated on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 adjacent to the old port building.
Five primary inspection booths, including the Nexus lane for frequent travelers, are available in the southbound lanes.
At the end of July, workers will begin to demolish the old port building and rebuild the westernmost lanes of southbound Interstate-5.
During this construction phase, nine primary inspection booths, including the Nexus lane, will be available.
No changes to the existing lane configurations of northbound Interstate 5 will be necessary.
The entire redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2010.