Blaine, Washington - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is extending for a fourth week the temporary closure of the right northbound lane of the current two-lane detour through the Peace Arch Land Port of Entry. The lane will be closed between Tuesday, May 26, 2009 and Friday, May 29, 2009 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The lane closure will not affect the operation of the northbound NEXUS inspection booth which is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada. The Nexus lane will be opened back up for traffic at the end of each work day for evening travel.
The lane closure will extend northbound approximately one-quarter mile (402 meters) from the D Street exit (Exit 276). The closure is necessary due to the installation of precast abutment panels.
Travelers are reminded that the Pacific Highway, Lynden, and Sumas Ports of Entry are available as alternatives to the Blaine/Peace Arch border crossing.
The Peace Arch Port of Entry construction project replaces the current facility which was built in 1976 and is functionally obsolete. The project also will reconstruct sections of the roadways heading north and south through the facility.