TABLE 4-22 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Private Passenger Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2004-2009

TABLE 4-22 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Private Passenger Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2004-2009

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Minutes

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
United StatesCanada border            
Blaine-Peace Arch, WA 8.0 8.0 10.9 14.5 16.4 14.1
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 5.4 6.6 9.6 15.1 14.5 13.5
Lynden, WA N N N N N 11.6
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 4.1 3.1 4.1 7.4 8.0 5.9
Sumas, WA 3.3 3.0 5.6 9.5 9.3 5.8
Sweetgrass, MT 2.9 3.7 3.7 5.3 5.7 5.5
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 5.0 3.5 5.8 10.3 8.6 4.9
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 2.2 2.0 5.8 8.1 7.9 4.3
Point Roberts, WA N N N N N 3.1
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 4.2 1.7 3.6 4.2 3.9 2.8
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 3.8 3.5 5.7 4.2 3.8 2.8
Houlton, ME 0.1 0.1 0.9 3.5 3.8 2.5
International Falls, MN N N N N N 2.4
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 2.1 2.4 5.0 7.5 3.7 2.3
Highgate Springs, VT 1.9 2.2 4.5 6.2 3.2 2.2
Pembina, ND 2.2 1.4 2.0 3.1 2.6 2.0
Champlain, NY 4.7 4.1 6.3 6.2 3.1 1.4
Calais-Milltown, ME 0.2 0.5 2.5 4.4 2.1 1.2
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Rainbow Bridge, NY 3.1 0.3 1.0 1.8 1.3 1.1
Madawaska, ME N N N N N 1.0
Derby Line, VT 0.5 0.3 1.3 3.8 0.8 0.8
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 2.8 0.3 0.8 1.4 1.5 0.7
Alexandria Bay-Thousand Islands Bridge, NY 3.3 2.7 2.1 2.6 1.5 0.7
Jackman, ME 1.3 1.9 1.3 1.8 0.5 0.4
Massena, NY N N N N N 0.2
Norton, VT N N N N N 0.0
Calais-International Avenue, ME N N N N N 0.0
Average 2.9 2.4 4.0 5.8 4.9 3.3

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
United States-Mexico border            
Calexico-West, CA 20.5 30.0 35.8 42.6 44.8 41.7
San Luis, AZ 14.7 16.8 34.1 36.5 39.9 39.3
San Ysidro, CA 28.3 34.1 41.7 43.5 50.2 39.1
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 17.6 11.8 23.2 36.3 27.4 35.5
Calexico-East, CA 14.0 21.2 25.3 31.7 30.4 33.6
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 12.6 9.6 15.9 24.4 18.8 33.4
El Paso-Paso Del Norte (PDN), TX 11.9 7.6 15.6 31.2 26.1 32.3
Andrade, CA 6.3 7.0 17.4 21.1 26.2 28.5
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 25.2 22.0 29.9 32.8 32.4 28.0
Otay Mesa, CA 18.8 27.0 33.5 34.1 32.8 27.7
Brownsville-B&M, TX 7.0 8.1 10.9 19.7 20.0 26.1
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 8.2 7.8 11.0 20.5 19.7 23.7
Laredo-Bridge II, TX 13.1 12.8 18.5 25.2 24.8 22.6
Brownsville-Gateway, TX 7.0 7.9 10.4 17.7 16.9 22.6
Nogales-Deconcini, AZ 22.1 20.0 25.0 27.9 24.7 22.4
Hidalgo/Pharr - Anzalduas International Bridge, TX N N N N N 20.6
Tecate, CA 17.7 18.2 25.1 21.1 18.3 19.3
Hidalgo/Pharr-Hidalgo, TX 11.4 13.8 17.4 21.5 16.7 19.1
Laredo-Bridge I, TX 12.4 15.6 18.1 22.4 19.8 18.6
Douglas, AZ 7.3 5.5 8.2 14.4 13.3 16.1
Santa Teresa, NM 0.8 0.1 1.6 8.6 6.7 14.6
Eagle Pass-Bridge I, TX 6.2 8.2 12.6 14.8 11.1 12.0
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 3.7 3.7 5.2 9.6 8.4 11.5
Hidalgo/Pharr-Pharr, TX 9.4 10.0 14.2 18.8 12.6 11.0
Rio Grande City, TX 3.1 5.9 7.7 7.6 7.7 10.5
Progreso, TX 3.3 3.9 6.7 11.8 9.1 9.2
Fabens, TX 0.0 0.1 1.8 5.3 6.8 8.6
Lukeville, AZ 3.4 4.5 6.8 12.1 9.3 8.4
Eagle Pass-Bridge II, TX 3.9 4.6 8.8 10.0 6.6 7.7
Laredo-Colombia Solidarity, TX 1.4 2.3 3.8 5.0 5.9 7.5
Roma, TX 2.6 3.8 5.4 7.4 6.7 7.4
Presidio, TX 0.2 0.2 2.6 8.3 7.8 6.9
Del Rio, TX 6.5 5.1 6.7 9.8 9.0 6.6
Naco, AZ 0.7 1.4 1.3 2.0 2.3 2.5
El Paso-Stanton DCL, TX N N N 1.8 1.2 2.4
Fort Hancock, TX N N N 0.5 0.5 0.6
Average 9.6 10.4 15.0 19.5 18.1 18.5

KEY: N = Data do not exist.

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. The Department of Homeland Security has used a new methodology in estimating the average daytime wait times. The averages were calculated by taking the hourly recorded wait time (during hours of operation) and averaging these times for each port/crossing for the calendar year. The yearly average is calculated by taking the hourly recorded wait time (during hours of operation) and averaging these times for each calendar year. These data are not comparable with data from editions published before 2010.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, personal communication, August 2010.