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Truck-only lane to be added to B.C. border crossing

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- The Sumas/Huntington border crossing is getting a facelift, which will make it a more appealing...


ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Sumas/Huntington border crossing is getting a facelift, which will make it a more appealing option for truckers crossing into the U.S.

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and the City of Abbotsford are designing a 34-stall staging area for southbound trucks at the Sumas/Huntington border crossing. This will be welcomed news for the 700 trucks that cross there each day.

Currently, traffic at the busy crossing gets backed up as far as 1.5 kilometres, and southbound truck traffic is expected to increase by 5.5 per cent by 2012.

Also part of the plans is a two-lane, truck-only bypass leading to the U.S. Customs booth, which will separate truck and car traffic at 4th Ave. The 4th Ave. railway crossing will also be improved and U.S. Customs is planning to add another booth at the crossing.

Stakeholder meetings are being planned for February and March.


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