28 de octubre de 2017

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Port of Mariposa

Nogales.- U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will open additional lanes for passenger vehicles during peak morning hours at the Mariposa border crossing as part of a temporary pilot program aimed at alleviating congestion at the downtown Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 30, CBP will have additional lanes open 6-8 a.m. at the Mariposa Port of Entry on the west side of town, the agency said in a news release issued Friday.

 “The purpose of this pilot is to help mitigate wait times for travelers during peak morning hours,” the release said. “CBP anticipates this will alleviate congestion at the DeConcini crossing and encourages daily commuters to use the Mariposa crossing instead.”

The number of passenger vehicle lanes at the Mariposa port increased from four to 12 as part of an approximately $200-million expansion completed in 2014. However, only a fraction of those lanes are typically open, a problem generally attributed to a lack of manpower.

Asked for the specific number of lanes that will be open during the pilot program, a CBP spokeswoman said: “The amount of open lanes will be determined based on the traffic levels.”00000 CBP will assess the effort following a two-week trial period, the spokeswoman said.

“CBP is always looking for more ways to help facilitate the entry process for legitimate travelers,” Port Director Efrain Solis said in Friday’s news release. “We strongly encourage daily commuters to take advantage of this pilot program that could become permanent, depending on usage levels.”