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City to Begin Improvements to Ysleta Port of Entry Monday

Beginning the week of March 13, 2017, rehabilitation work will commence to the Ysleta Port of Entry commonly referred to as the “Zaragoza” international bridge located at 791 S. Zaragoza Road.

As part of the project, there will be temporary overnight lane closures Monday – Friday throughout the duration of the project.

Traffic will be allowed to move in both directions at all times. The lane closures will allow the contractor to conduct their work as efficiently and safely as possible, and have been scheduled during night time hours in order to reduce the inconvenience to the traveling public and commercial traffic.

The improvements will help extend the life of the bridge, and work to the bridge is expected to be complete this fall. The work schedule and lane closures may be modified to accommodate any unforeseen events or weather conditions.

The project scope consists of concrete repairs to the bridges’ substructure and superstructure, as well as deck expansion joint repairs. All improvements to the bridges will be carried out along the United States side and continue up to the International Boundary line.

Through the project there will be bridge lane closures, which will be limited to nighttime and weekend work.  The project schedule can be modified in order to accommodate unforeseen conditions or events.

This project with an estimated total budget of approximately $226,700 will be carried out by International Eagle Enterprises, Inc. This project is funded by the Bridges Maintenance fund, and is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s infrastructure network.

CBP snags $66k of pot at Ysleta Port of Entry on Monday

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted 82.5 pounds of marijuana yesterday at the Ysleta Port of Entry (POE), which carries a value of approximately $66,040.

The seizure was made at the Ysleta POE at approximately 9:00 p.m. after a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado truck arrived at the port from Mexico. A CBP officer at the primary inspection station discovered the drug cache with the assistance of CBP drug-sniffing dog, “Buster” when the canine alerted to the fuel tank area.

bundles in tankCBP officers examined the gas tank further and ultimately removed a total of 78 bundles of marijuana from the tank area. The marijuana had an approximate weight of 82.55 pounds.

“As we continue to see, the holidays are not exempt from smugglers attempting to bring illicit drugs into the United States through our international ports of entry”, according to Beverly Good, CBP El Paso Port Director.

CBP officers arrested the driver of the load, a 26-year old male from Delicias, Mexico. The Assistant U.S. Attorney accepted the case for prosecution. The vehicle and narcotics were seized by CBP as evidence.

 

Author: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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