TABLE 2-3-7 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2007

TABLE 2-3-7 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2007

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  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
United States-Canada border          
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 26.8 25.2 9.4 12.8 18.4
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 18.7 15.0 18.5 18.1 17.7
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 14.7 3.9 4.9 10.5 16.9
Sweetgrass, MT 4.8 6.8 10.8 9.9 13.5
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 3.6 4.0 3.3 4.4 9.3
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 16.1 14.8 2.9 4.5 8.9
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 6.7 5.1 5.0 9.9 8.0
Pembina, ND 5.6 5.4 6.9 11.5 7.7
Sumas, WA 11.0 7.6 7.5 7.1 7.6
Houlton, ME 3.3 5.3 2.4 3.2 7.1
Highgate Springs, VT 4.5 4.6 4.8 7.9 6.7
Derby Line, VT 6.1 5.6 3.4 3.1 4.6
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 10.0 12.5 3.5 1.5 2.6
Champlain, NY 3.7 11.6 5.8 12.4 1.5
Jackman, ME 1.3 1.3 1.9 1.1 1.2
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 12.1 7.2 1.2 2.3 1.0
Average 9.3 8.5 5.8 7.5 8.3
United States-Mexico border          
Otay Mesa, CA 15.9 15.5 25.9 45.1 42.5
Laredo-World Trade Bridge, TX 17.2 20.5 24.5 32.9 39.0
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 10.4 18.2 19.2 23.9 17.4
Calexico-East, CA 7.9 6.6 7.5 23.3 16.3
Hidalgo/Pharr, Pharr, TX 7.8 8.8 12.1 18.6 15.6
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 8.3 11.0 12.4 8.6 14.3
Laredo-Colombia Solidarity, TX 4.9 3.7 6.6 11.9 13.0
Progreso, TX 0.7 0.8 1.9 6.6 11.3
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 8.8 10.0 7.8 10.2 10.0
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 6.1 5.9 11.3 13.0 8.4
Del Rio, TX 3.0 2.6 1.9 3.3 5.4
Tecate, CA 5.0 6.1 5.7 11.4 2.9
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.9 2.4
Santa Teresa, NM 1.4 1.1 0.0 0.5 1.6
Rio Grande City, TX 3.1 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.5
Presidio, TX 1.6 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.3
Eagle Pass-Bridge I, TX 1.6 U 0.0 0.0 0.0
Average 6.2 7.3 8.3 12.6 11.9

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES: Wait times for commercial 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.