San Ysidro United States (U.S.) Land Port of Entry (SYLPOE) – Phase 1b

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About the Project

The $182 million, 191,000-SF San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (SYLPOE) – Phase 1b project at the world’s busiest land port is now a model “Port of the Future” that has achieved new standards in efficiency, security, aesthetics and sustainability. The 39-acre facility, which processes 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians daily, now also features heightened levels of efficiency, visibility and security. This was achieved by the replacement of 70 support columns with four high-performance pylons, the construction of a 30,000-SF primary inspection canopy, a 62,000-SF secondary inspection canopy, and 26 vehicle processing lanes with two tandem officer booths per lane. Wait times for border crossings have dropped from over four hours to less than 20 minutes. It is the first government-owned 24-hour/365-day facility to achieve LEED Platinum, NetZero Energy and NetZero Water certifications.

Quick Facts

  • Location San Ysidro, CA
  • Client General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Industry Infrastructure + Transportation
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date September 2014
  • Contract Value $ 182,370,357
  • LEED Platinum
  • Square Footage 191,000 SF


2015 Awards

ENR Award of Merit

2014 Awards

  • Large Business of The Year
  • ACEC Engineering Excellence Award
  • California Transportation Foundation CTF Awards

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