Priority LPOE Projects (ASBMP)

Arizona-Sonora Border Infrastructure Master Plan

 

Plan Maestro Fronterizo Sonora - Arizona

Arizona Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Projects

LPOE projects list

Evaluation of Arizona Land Port of Entry Projects

Download: Arizona Land Port of Entry Projects Evaluation

 

On February 25, 2022, the Biden Administration and the U.S. General Services Administration announced land port modernization and construction projects funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed in 2021. For more details on this visit gsa-gov/news-releases/...bipartisan-infrastructure-law.

Many of the identified LPOE projects from the original border master plan were considered "high impact, low cost" improvements, consistent with the limited available funding anticipated to be available at that time. Now, based on funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act eleven (11) of the top seventeen (17) ranked projects are moving into the design phase:

  • West Douglas AZ New Commercial Land Port of Entry located west of downtown Douglas has been budgeted at $216M
  • Raul Hector Castro Renovated Land Port of Entry located in downtown Douglas AZ has been budgeted at $184M
  • More than $115 million to complete the modernization of the San Luis I Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in San Luis, AZ

Did you know?

Each day, millions of dollars in cross-border trade and tourism pass through the Arizona-Sonora LPOEs:

  • San Luis, AZ – San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora
  • Lukeville, AZ – Sonoyta, Sonora
  • Sasabe, AZ – El Sasabe, Sonora
  • Nogales, AZ – Nogales, Sonora
  • Naco, AZ – Naco, Sonora
  • Douglas, AZ – Agua Prieta, Sonora

The COVID-19 pandemic has also served as a reminder of the additional critical items to consider when improving or building border infrastructure. There is now a need to develop infrastructure that facilitates good public health practices among travelers and officers at the LPOEs. The pandemic highlighted the need to take full advantage of technology and “touchless” travel to assure the safety of border personnel and travelers. While public health is top of mind today, tomorrow’s issues are likely to include other challenges, such as climate. Reducing wait times and idling are important to the environment and to increasing efficiency. With global supply chains moving slowly, companies are considering new ways to expand their sourcing, which may increase commercial border traffic crossing the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders, and this may be a long-term change.