San Diego, CA - We are pleased to announce that U.S. General Services Administration has awarded Atkinson/Clark, a Joint Venture, a $150 million contract for San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Phase 3. This project is designed to address the increased travel delays due to traffic volume in the busiest land port in the world. As part of the project, the Atkinson/Clark team will expand southbound Interstate-5 from five to 10 lanes, as well as fabricate and install 110 new inspection booths. They will also construct new southbound primary and secondary vehicle inspection canopies, and a 562-car employee parking structure, as well as access roadways through the LPOE to and from Mexico. Additionally, the team will expand the northbound primary vehicle inspection canopy and create eight additional lanes with 15 northbound inspection booths.
Performing work at the busiest border crossing in the world comes with some inherent challenges. The team will take extra measures to plan, prioritize, and execute the work in coordination with Customs and Border Protection to ensure we maintain security. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification and will feature photovoltaic panels and 450 geothermal wells to supplement the campus' existing HVAC system. Preconstruction is currently underway and will continue for four months; construction will commence in August 2016 and the project is scheduled to be complete in July 2019.