New Facility Makes Border Crossings Easier

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The goal is to make it easier for you to cross the border into Canada.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting at Prescott, Ontario's new port of entry - across the St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg - brought out a number of Canadian and American dignitaries.

The project totals $20 million and the Customs facility includes two commercial processing lanes, as well as a warehouse for handling commercial shipments.

Officials hope the investment will help ensure a free flow of trade and travel across the border.

"The addition of a fourth primary inspection lane and the construction of a travelers' building will allow for an improved client service experience, especially at peak times," said Pierre Sabourin , vice president of the Canada Border Services Agency.

"It's great to see such a nice facility open for business and ready to facilitate traffic," said Wade Davis of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority.

Close to 275,000 vehicles and more than half a million travelers pass through the Prescott border crossing each year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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