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Port of Douglas wait times expected to rise amid renovations

Posted at 3:47 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 20:16:05-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas are advising travelers about construction for extensive booth replacement and pavement project.

On Monday, officials will start replacing seven inspection booths and two commercial truck booths, along with the port's cargo dock and exit booths, according to CBP.

CBP said a pedestrian turnstile will be installed with a handicap entrance.

Travelers will not need to change routine for crossing the border in Douglas as travelers will be redirected with signs to operating inspection booths.

In a press release, CBP said "During the project, four to five vehicle primary lanes will be open for peak commuting times to relieve congestion."

The projects are to keep up with increased inspection demands and create improved traveling experience.

Travelers may need to download the Border Wait Time app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Anyone can also see border wait time, here.

The projects are set to be complete in the part of May 2020.