Vector Foiltec continues to install Texlon® ETFE at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry
The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere; currently processing an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians per day. Vector Foiltec installed the primary and secondary entrance canopies during the first phase of construction of the new San Ysidro Land Port of Entry. We are excited to be a part of the next two phases in the renovation and modernization as well! Phase 2 is currently under construction, which includes facades comprised of 820 m2 of Texlon® ETFE at the Northbound Pedestrian Processing Facility. The north façade has been completed, and the ETFE system installation at the south façade has begun.
Port of the Future
The Texlon® ETFE canopies act as a shield from both rain and sun and the translucent properties provide natural light. This port is designed to be a port of the future. The new facility has already drastically reduced northbound pedestrian crossing wait times. After all three phases are completed, the port will include 62 northbound primary inspection booths for vehicles, a dedicated bus lane and inspection booths spread over 34 lanes as well as improved processing facilities for bus and Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) travelers. Having an efficient port of entry between Mexico and the United States is extremely important.
Sustainability on Target
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hired Miller Hull to create a master plan for three phases of development and set ambitious ‘green’ targets, and a goal of LEED Gold minimum certification. LEED credits are supported by Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system which holds an independently verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
Phase 3 on schedule
Phase 3 includes additional inspection booths that will be covered with Texlon® ETFE.
Stay tuned for more details in the future!