EMERSON CROSSING EXPANSION COMPLETED
THE federal government has marked the completion of the $19-million Canada Border Services Agency expansion project at the port of entry at Emerson.
It was done to improve the flow of goods and people between Canada and the U.S. and has been under construction since May 2017, a government news release said. It’s the first major investment in the Emerson crossing since the late 1990s.
It includes a new and larger commercial warehouse for truck examinations, a dedicated bus examination bay and lobby area with renovations to an existing building. It also widened the highway at the border by three lanes to accommodate the installation of three bi-level primary inspection booths for more efficient processing of commercial traffic.
The upgrades and new facilities were designed to meet the needs of travellers, the commercial community and employees and to process traffic volumes more efficiently and effectively for many years to come, the release said.