New se­cu­rity bar­rier at the Stanstead bor­der cross­ing on high­way 143

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff, Stanstead

The Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency (CBSA), in a press re­lease is­sued last week, an­nounced that on Mon­day, Novem­ber 12th, it would start in­stalling an au­to­mated se­cu­rity bar­rier near its bor­der cross­ing on high­way 143 south (U.S. bound) in the town of Stanstead. The bar­rier should be­come op­er­a­tional in the com­ing days.

This new de­vice means that ve­hi­cles head­ing to­wards the U.S. will have to make a brief stop. When a sen­sor de­tects the pres­ence of a ve­hi­cle, the bar­rier will au­to­mat­i­cally open to al­low the ve­hi­cle to ad­vance to the Derby Line (High­way 5) cross­ing in Ver­mont.

The CBSA has in­tro­duced this se­cu­rity mea­sure to pre­vent ve­hi­cles from trav­el­ling in the wrong di­rec­tion along High­way 143, which is dan­ger­ous and il­le­gal, in or­der to en­ter Canada with­out re­port­ing to a bor­der ser­vices of­fi­cer, as is re­quired by the Cus­toms

Act. The new bar­rier will not af­fect the flow of traf­fic, as this type of de­vice has al­ready been proven ef­fec­tive in other bor­der cross­ings of a sim­i­lar size in Quebec and Canada.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

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