Lincoln-Juarez Land Port of Entry Reconstruction & Vehicle Processing Facility

Location
Laredo, TX
Owner

U.S. General Services Administration

Architect

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Contractor

Brasfield & Gorrie

Sustainability

Targeting LEED Platinum

Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Surveying
Buildings
Utility Infrastructure
Topographic Surveys

Built in 1976, the original station was designed to serve a different era and is no longer able to efficiently meet contemporary trade, safety, traveler and technology needs. Yet it is one of the nation’s busiest border crossings for pedestrians and buses, struggling with traffic congestion, limited space and aging systems.

A two-phase expansion and reconstruction program will add a new vehicle processing facility and replace the existing facility, facilitating faster, more secure processing of automobiles, buses and pedestrians passing through the checkpoint. The expansion creates a combined bus and POV inspection facility that is a secure, yet open and a welcome gateway into the United States. The facility includes a vehicle processing building, multiple support buildings, and canopies. A dedicated space for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be created so that the Administration can perform required bus inspections on a more consistent basis.

KPFF provided civil engineering, structural engineering, and topographic survey for the 25-acre campus. The first phase of construction, to be completed April 2018, includes a new 40,400-sf two-story building with extensive canopies for vehicular and passenger inspections. KPFF has also provided structural engineering for site support buildings and landscape features. Civil design work included 160,000-sf of new heavy duty concrete pavement with detailed circulation and layout design for vehicles including Interstate Coach Bus, passenger vehicles, and super duty pick-up truck-and-trailer combination. This work included investigation of existing utilities and design of new systems.

 

Awards & Recognition

Exceptional ratings from GSA for both 100% Design and Master Plan

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