TABLE 5-5 Average Daytime Wait Times for Passengers at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003 and 2004

TABLE 5-5 Average Daytime Wait Times for Passengers at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003 and 2004

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  2003 2004
United States-Canada border    
Blaine-Peace Arch, WA 21.1 13.7
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 7.8 10.0
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 11.5 9.1
Champlain, NY 4.1 7.5
Sumas, WA 6.4 7.0
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 7.7 6.7
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Rainbow Bridge, NY 3.6 6.2
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 5.5 5.9
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 8.0 5.8
Sweetgrass, MT 8.1 4.9
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 6.8 4.9
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 14.9 3.9
Pembina, ND 2.9 3.9
Highgate Springs, VT 6.8 3.5
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 4.7 3.3
Jackman, ME 3.4 2.2
Derby Line, VT 3.4 1.3
Average 7.5 5.9
United States-Mexico border    
San Ysidro, CA 42.3 36.1
Nogales-Deconcini, AZ 27.0 33.0
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 21.2 28.6
Calexico-West, CA 21.9 25.1
Otay Mesa, CA 27.8 24.1
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 35.4 23.8
San Luis, AZ 23.9 21.3
Laredo-Bridge II, TX 16.6 19.4
Laredo-Bridge I, TX 12.8 18.4
Tecate, CA 17.2 17.5
Hidalgo/Pharr, Hidalgo, TX 21.6 17.2
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 17.1 16.8
El Paso-Paso Del Norte (PDN), TX 17.2 16.0
Calexico-East, CA 9.1 14.0
Douglas, AZ 10.8 13.7
Hidalgo/Pharr, Pharr, TX 12.6 12.3
Brownsville-Gateway, TX 12.8 11.0
Brownsville-B&M, TX 13.2 11.0
Del Rio, TX 11.1 10.9
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 12.0 9.5
Eagle Pass-Bridge I, TX 7.7 7.7
Andrade, CA 3.9 7.1
Eagle Pass-Bridge II, TX 6.8 6.1
Progreso, TX 4.5 5.8
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 6.0 4.7
Roma, TX 4.5 4.3
Rio Grande City, TX 3.9 3.9
Santa Teresa, NM 4.1 2.1
Presidio, TX 6.0 0.9
Average 14.5 14.6

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Wait times for private vehicles are recorded hourly. Daytime hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) are generally the busiest portion of the day and are representative of typical delays encountered by the majority of vehicles. Wait times can, however, vary considerably by crossing, time of day, and day of the week, and the actual delays that occur on occasion may be substantially longer than the averages represented above.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, personal communication, April 2005.