GSA Awards Contract for New Port of Entry in Columbus, N.M.

Mon January 09, 2017 - West Edition #1
Construction Equipment Guide


The new port facilities will be larger and more efficient while also addressing flooding issues through site improvements to control storm water flow. ichter Architects photo
The new port facilities will be larger and more efficient while also addressing flooding issues through site improvements to control storm water flow. ichter Architects photo
The new port facilities will be larger and more efficient while also addressing flooding issues through site improvements to control storm water flow. ichter Architects photo
Construction is expected to begin in January 2017, and be completed in February 2019. ichter Architects photo

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the construction contract for the new Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in Columbus, N.M., to Hensel Phelps Construction Co., of Austin, Texas. The new LPOE will provide the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with facilities to help the agency fulfill its mission of keeping America's borders safe and secure.

“GSA is pleased to announce the award of the Columbus Land Port of Entry project. The new port will enhance security along America's border and create jobs in the local community,” said Sylvia Hernandez, GSA regional administrator. “I am proud of the partnerships created at the federal, state and local levels during the planning phases of this project. This work will benefit the village of Columbus and surrounding areas with needed infrastructure improvements that will support the region for years to come.”

The new port facilities will be larger and more efficient while also addressing flooding issues through site improvements to control storm water flow. The current facility was built in 1989 and was designed to accommodate visitors and a few commercial vehicles entering the United States. Since that time, the port has gained significance in agricultural trade and the number of daily crossings has increased substantially. Construction is expected to begin in January 2017, and be completed in February 2019.




Today's top stories

NCDOT Widens Strategic Highway

VIDEO: Doosan Evolution Series Redefines PSI Capabilities of Portable Air Compressors

Ritchie Bros. to Sell Custom Jack Daniel's Indian Motorcycle for Armed Services YMCA

Reconstructing Indy's North Split

SEAA Names Speakers, Sets Exhibitor Schedule for 2021 Convention

Husqvarna Construction Launches Next Generation Battery Power Cutter

McClung-Logan to Represent Prinoth in Maryland, Virginia

North State Takes On U.S. Ecosystem Restoration With Linder, Terramac


 






ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo