$42 million finally allocated for new port of entry with Mexico

From the Yuma Sun:

The federal government has earmarked $42 million to build a new port of entry for commercial trucks at San Luis, ending a yearslong effort to fund the project.

The new port of entry is expected to ease the process of increasing truck traffic in southwestern Arizona. The facility will be built five miles east of the current border crossing.

The final funding decision was announced Friday by the office of Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican.

Kyl spokesman Ryan Patmintra said the General Services Administration has budgeted the money for the project. A time frame for issuing a contract isnt known, but he said money is usually allocated quickly.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, called the announcement welcome news.

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