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Construction at Sumas border crossing may cause delays

U.S.-Canada border crossing at Sumas, Monday, May 22, 2017.
U.S.-Canada border crossing at Sumas, Monday, May 22, 2017. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Construction at the Sumas border crossing may cause some traffic delays from Sept. 20 through Oct. 1, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Beginning Sept. 20 the Sumas bus and passenger lanes may experience delays because of the construction, but work is expected to be completed by Sept. 28.

Starting Sept. 22, passengers could experience delays in the cargo lanes, but work in those lanes is anticipated to be finished by Oct. 1.

“CBP is committed to maintaining the highest service standards possible. At times that requires infrastructure enhancements and construction that cause delays,” said J. Rene Ortega, Sumas Area Port director, in a prepared statement. “CBP makes every effort to mitigate these impacts to the greatest extent possible.”

Wait times can be monitored online at bwt.cbp.gov or via a mobile app, CBP Border Wait Times.

During high volume traffic times, travelers may want to use the Lynden border crossing.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt

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