Three Border Updates: Aldergrove Gets $17.7 in Infrastructure Improvement, Pacific Highway Gets New Nexus Lane, and CBSA Offers New Border Wait Time Tool

Three updates on Canadian investments in a Canada-U.S. border that meets the needs of crossborder citizens and businesses.

Harper Government Awards $17.7 Million Infrastructure Improvement Contract for Aldergrove Port of Entry.  From Langley Advance:  “The Aldergrove expansion is the last project in a string of expansions and modernizations that cost a total of $65 million over the last five years across western British Columbia.”

New NEXUS Lane at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry.  From TruckNews.com:  “Limiting access to Aldergrove has put additional pressure on the two neighboring commercial ports: Pacific Highway and Huntingdon. In total, commercial truck volumes (both north and southbound) at all three ports increased 11 percent between 2009 and 2012 (the most recent year statistics are available).”

CBSA Launches New Border Wait Time Tool.  From NorthumberlandView.ca:  “[T]he Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is introducing a new feature on its Web site to help travellers prepare for potentially longer border wait times (BWT) this holiday weekend…for its 26 busiest ports of entry.”

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