Dunseith border station to be modernized
DUNSEITH — Funds from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act have been awarded to modernize the land port of entry in Dunseith, according to announcements by Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and the U.S. General Services Administration.
The major border station project will significantly upgrade the Dunseith station to satisfy current and projected operational needs, address site constraints and enable efficient vehicle movement across the border, which will also foster economic growth and job creation in surrounding communities.
“We are pleased that our land port of entry project in North Dakota will receive much-needed funding and provide good-paying jobs with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Penny Grout, acting regional administrator. “Being able to expand and modernize the Dunseith Land Port of Entry will help facilitate increased trade and tourism while ensuring the safety and protection of the American people.”
“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act is bringing more than just traditional dollars for roads, highways, and bridges. This funding for our land port of entry in Dunseith is a boon for North Dakota and for the country to strengthen supply chains and enhance security and jobs,” Cramer said.
The project is among 26 major construction and modernization projects at land ports of entry that will be funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The average land port of entry is nearly 40 years old and overdue for upgrades.
“America’s land ports are vital to our economy and our security, with billions of dollars in goods and services crossing our borders each and every day,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “These bipartisan investments are a historic opportunity to modernize our land ports in ways that will create good-paying jobs and strengthen supply chains, while enhancing safety and security.”
The projects also provide the opportunity to incorporate sustainability features that will sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impact of buildings on the environment. Many of these modernization projects will allow CBP to more effectively deploy the latest technology to identify high risk activity and shipments, combat drug trafficking and increase operational security.