Truckers who use the border crossing near Blaine, WA – the
third-busiest port of entry between the U.S. and Canada – could see some major
delays starting Oct. 2.
According to the Bellington Herald,
that’s when the northbound truck lane will close as the Pacific Highway is
expanded from three to five lanes in each direction.
A new truck lane is expected to open next summer, but until then, all
vehicles will use the car lanes.
A Washington Department of Transportation spokesman told the Herald the crossing handles about 360,000
vehicles a year, and that the closing “is definitely going to cause congestion.”