Calexico East Port of Entry

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Calexico East Port of Entry
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Calexico East Border Inspection Station
Location
Country United States
Location 1699 East Carr, Road, Calexico, CA 92231
Coordinates 32°40′32″N 115°23′19″W / 32.675506°N 115.388675°W / 32.675506; -115.388675
Details
Opened 1996
Phone (760) 768-2330
Hours 3:00 AM-Midnight
Exit Port Nuevo Mexicali
Statistics
2011 Cars 2,784,769
2011 Trucks 312,973
Pedestrians 117,624
Website
http://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/calexico-east-class

The Calexico East Port of Entry is a border crossing point between the United States and Mexico. It connects the cities of Calexico, California and Mexicali, Baja California. It connects directly to California State Route 7.

The east crossing was built in 1996 in an effort to divert traffic from the busy Calexico West Port of Entry in downtown Calexico, California. Since that time, all truck traffic entering the United States from Mexicali is inspected at Calexico East. The facility is constructed of tent-like canopies and includes a bridge that crosses the All American Canal. It is a "Class A" service port with a full range of cargo processing functions.[1]

In 2011 the site added a "Ready Lane", which allows rapid crossing if all the adults in the vehicle have a travel document enabled with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Service Port-Calexico East - Class A". Customs and Border Protection. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Conde, Mario (August 23, 2011). "Ready Lane at the Calexico East Port of Entry". Imperial Valley Weekly Chronicle. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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