Redevelopment & Expansion, Pacific Highway Border Crossing

  • Location Blaine, WA
  • Client Northwest Architectural Company
  • Owner U.S. Government, GSA
  • Keep on Truckin, Eh?

    Engineering for minimal disruptions and continued operations at this busy Canadian border crossing.

  • Diplomacy in Action

    Coordination among Canadian and U.S. governments & stakeholders.

Safeguarding America’s borders, The Pacific Highway Border Crossing serves as the primary point of entry for heavy truck traffic and is one of the 5 busiest commercial border crossings along the U.S.-Canada border. Due to the increase in traffic and the Federal Inspection Agencies 10-year expansion plan, the Port building was required to be enlarged by 41,339 square-feet. Meeting this requirement included the acquisition of approximately 4 acres of land and Reid Middleton’s services to provide civil engineering design of site grading, drainage, sanitary sewer, water distribution, stormwater detention, water quality treatment, and design of a concrete block gravity retaining wall. The project required coordination with city, county, and federal governmental agencies and was phased to minimize disruptions and allow continued border operations during the project.