AECOM Technical Services, Inc., was selected to lead construction on the Pacific Highway land port of entry expansion project, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced December 19 in a press release.
The project will modernize the port from its current configuration to better meet the needs of both nations, according to the release. GSA plans to add four vehicle entry lanes to the port to support the NEXUS program, which allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funded the over $1 million contract to modernize and improve expansion projects at both northern and southern U.S. borders.
AECOM Technical Services, Inc., is a construction engineering company based in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of AECOM, an multinational infrastructure-consulting firm with headquarters in Dallas, according to its website.
“We are excited to begin investing dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Washington’s land ports,” said Lisa K. Pearson, acting regional commissioner for the GSA Public Buildings Service in the Northwest/Arctic region. “The project at the Pacific Highway land port of entry will enable our partners at U.S. Customs and Border Protection to better serve travelers entering western Washington.”
The upgrades are expected to strengthen supply solutions to keep port expansion projects in efficient and effective operation for years to come, the release said.
GSA partners and supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal inspection agencies. It oversees approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, manages 370 million rentable square feet nationwide and delivers technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies, according to the release.
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