TABLE 2-3-6 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Passengers at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2007

TABLE 2-3-6 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Passengers at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2007

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  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
United States-Canada border          
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 11.5 9.1 13.4 19.5 30.6
Blaine-Peace Arch, WA 21.1 13.7 16.1 22.3 29.5
Sumas, WA 6.4 7.0 6.3 11.2 18.9
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 7.7 6.7 5.3 9.7 18.2
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 14.9 3.9 5.0 10.6 17.0
Highgate Springs, VT 6.8 3.5 4.5 8.9 14.0
Champlain, NY 4.1 7.5 7.4 11.0 11.6
Sweetgrass, MT 8.1 4.9 7.5 7.6 10.7
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 4.7 3.3 2.4 6.2 10.3
Derby Line, VT 3.4 1.3 0.7 3.1 9.8
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 7.8 10.0 3.8 7.5 9.4
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 6.8 4.9 3.6 4.7 9.4
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 8.0 5.8 5.1 9.9 7.8
Pembina, ND 2.9 3.9 2.8 3.7 6.0
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Rainbow Bridge, NY 3.6 6.2 0.6 2.1 4.0
Jackman, ME 3.4 2.2 3.6 2.4 3.7
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 5.5 5.9 0.5 1.3 2.8
Average 7.5 5.9 5.2 8.3 12.6
United States-Mexico border          
San Ysidro, CA 42.3 36.1 46.3 53.2 57.8
Calexico-West, CA 21.9 25.1 36.7 41.8 50.6
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 35.4 23.8 16.7 30.2 43.9
Otay Mesa, CA 27.8 24.1 34.0 40.9 41.8
Nogales-Deconcini, AZ 27.0 33.0 31.3 37.0 40.9
El Paso-Paso Del Norte (PDN), TX 17.2 16.0 12.0 22.6 40.7
San Luis, AZ 23.9 21.3 21.7 38.7 40.5
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 21.2 28.6 26.0 34.3 36.9
Laredo-Bridge II, TX 16.6 19.4 19.3 25.8 35.0
Calexico-East, CA 9.1 14.0 22.8 27.6 34.2
Laredo-Bridge I, TX 12.8 18.4 23.2 26.9 31.3
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 17.1 16.8 14.4 21.5 30.3
Hidalgo/Pharr-Hidalgo, TX 21.6 17.2 19.3 24.6 29.8
Brownsville-B&M, TX 13.2 11.0 12.1 16.2 27.5
Brownsville-Gateway, TX 12.8 11.0 11.8 16.0 26.3
Andrade, CA 3.9 7.1 7.4 19.8 26.3
Douglas, AZ 10.8 13.7 9.9 13.7 23.6
Hidalgo/Pharr-Pharr, TX 12.6 12.3 11.9 17.8 23.0
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 12.0 9.5 8.7 12.4 22.6
Tecate, CA 17.2 17.5 17.8 25.6 21.9
Progreso, TX 4.5 5.8 6.4 10.9 19.0
Eagle Pass-Bridge I, TX 7.7 7.7 9.9 14.8 17.2
Del Rio, TX 11.1 10.9 8.2 11.0 15.6
Eagle Pass-Bridge II, TX 6.8 6.1 7.2 13.3 14.6
Presidio, TX 6.0 0.9 0.4 4.9 13.6
Roma, TX 4.5 4.3 5.9 8.1 11.1
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 6.0 4.7 4.4 6.1 10.8
Santa Teresa, NM 4.1 2.1 0.1 2.3 10.4
Rio Grande City, TX 3.9 3.9 6.9 9.0 8.8
Average 14.5 14.6 15.6 21.6 27.8

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, August 2008.