TABLE 4-23 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2004-2009

TABLE 4-23 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2004-2009

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  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
United StatesCanada border            
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 11.9 11.6 10.6 9.6 7.3 9.1
Sweetgrass, MT 3.8 6.1 6.5 8.4 8.0 7.0
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 3.4 2.8 3.7 7.3 7.4 5.8
Lynden, WA N N N N N 5.4
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 19.2 7.8 9.9 13.0 8.1 4.8
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 10.8 2.0 3.6 6.2 6.0 4.1
Pembina, ND 3.6 4.1 7.0 4.7 4.1 4.0
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2.6 2.6 5.4 4.2 3.6 2.6
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 2.2 2.3 5.0 7.5 3.7 2.5
Sumas, WA 3.8 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.0 2.4
Houlton, ME 3.1 1.4 2.0 4.7 2.5 2.1
Calais-Milltown, ME 0.3 0.6 2.5 4.3 2.1 1.3
Madawaska, ME N N N N N 1.0
Point Roberts, WA N N N N N 1.0
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 3.0 0.7 1.9 0.5 1.2 0.8
Highgate Springs, VT 3.9 3.0 5.5 3.4 1.3 0.8
Alexandria Bay-Thousand Islands Bridge, NY 4.8 5.1 6.0 3.6 0.9 0.6
Derby Line, VT 5.6 3.2 2.2 3.1 0.8 0.6
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 8.5 2.9 1.3 1.5 0.9 0.6
International Falls, MN N N N N N 0.3
Champlain, NY 8.3 3.9 8.7 0.8 0.3 0.1
Jackman, ME 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1
Calais-International Avenue, ME N N N N N 0.1
Massena, NY N N N N N 0.0
Norton, VT 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Average 5.3 3.4 4.6 4.6 3.2 2.3

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
United StatesMexico border            
Lukeville, AZ 0.0 0.0 3.7 7.1 34.4 36.3
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 24.1 23.5 29.4 21.2 22.2 29.5
Progreso, TX 1.3 3.1 10.1 18.0 21.6 21.2
Laredo-World Trade Bridge, TX 24.9 25.6 34.5 38.7 27.2 16.5
Calexico-East, CA 7.1 9.1 27.9 22.1 16.4 15.1
Otay Mesa, CA 18.0 26.9 48.0 41.4 20.2 14.8
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 8.7 13.5 15.4 9.3 9.1 14.7
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 10.2 7.8 10.3 11.2 10.9 14.0
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 17.0 16.5 11.8 20.4 11.4 9.2
Hidalgo/Pharr, Pharr, TX 7.5 11.7 18.3 15.5 13.9 6.9
Tecate, CA 14.2 10.7 24.3 8.2 5.9 6.4
Columbus, NM 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.9 1.1 6.3
Laredo-Colombia Solidarity, TX 4.7 7.0 12.5 13.4 6.5 6.3
Santa Teresa, NM 0.1 0.1 0.7 2.1 0.6 3.2
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.5 2.1 2.7
Del Rio, TX 2.8 2.3 4.2 6.5 4.7 2.5
Eagle PassBridge II, TX 2.0 3.3 4.2 5.1 4.3 2.5
San Luis, AZ 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 3.5 1.9
Douglas, AZ 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.5
Rio Grande City, TX 2.5 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.0 0.6
Roma, TX 0.6 0.7 2.2 0.6 0.3 0.5
Naco, AZ 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Presidio, TX 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.0
Eagle PassBridge I, TX 1.1 5.0 U U U U
Average 7.1 8.3 13.3 13.4 10.0 9.2

KEY: N = Data do not exist; 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. 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.