Truck lane closed at Aldergrove border for next two weeks

VANCOUVER — The southbound commercial lane on Hwy 13 at B.C.’s Aldergrove-Lynden border crossing will be closed from 8 am on Monday, July 6 to 8 am on Friday, July 17, 2009.

The closure is necessary to allow construction of new booths on the U.S. side. All commercial trucks will be redirected to either the Pacific Highway crossing or the Abbotsford/Sumas crossing during those two weeks.

The B.C. Trucking Association reports that commercial truck and trailer combinations will not be allowed to enter the pre-primary area at the crossing as they will not fit through the primary portals.

Trucks will be stopped before the CBSA building north of the crossing and directed to the Pacific Highway crossing or Abbotsford for commercial processing.

At least the Aldergrove border will be open in the long-term. The Canada Border Services Agency officials were set to close the crossing to commercial traffic until they were persuaded by the B.C. Trucking Association to change their mind. 

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