The Douglas Port of Entry is a step closer to getting a modernized look.
Congresswoman, Martha McSally announced Friday that a Tucson-based architectural firm was awarded the United States General Services Administration contract.
Great news: the Douglas port of entry is another step closer to modernization. A Tucson-based firm will conduct the feasibility study. The port is outdated, overworked & inadequate to keep up with demand—and I won’t stop until this project is a reality. https://t.co/eDSadITSyT pic.twitter.com/XRyGjLVemt
— Martha McSally (@RepMcSally) December 1, 2017
The firm, Line and Space will conduct a feasibility study to see what the current limitations are at the border.
Through the years, the Douglas port of entry has experienced traffic and lacks the equipment to keep with up with demands.
McSally says this is a huge step forward for the port.
In a phone interview, McSally says this is the first investment in Douglas by the Federal government in a long time.
"Those of us who have been there many times know about the traffic congestion, wait times are long and it's also impacting security. 90% of the drugs coming into our country are coming through ports of entry," says McSally.
The project is expected to be completed within the next five years.