To provide safe, convenient, efficient and reliable cross border mobility at an appropriate cost, while facilitating international commerce.
About the bridges:
The City of El Paso International Bridges Department manages three of the region's international ports of entry- the Paso Del Norte, Stanton and Zaragoza. The border crossings connect El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, the world's largest international border metroplex.
The U.S. sides of these ports of entry are owned by the City of El Paso and they operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2011, more than 3.6 million passenger vehicles, 4.2 million pedestrians and 300,000 commercial vehicles crossed into Ciudad Juárez through the three bridges.
Important Information for Travelers
Please visit GetYouHome.gov for important travel information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP developed this site to disseminate critical information to travelers planning to enter or exit the United States.
Ready Lane information comprises a key section of the site. Ready Lanes are dedicated vehicle processing lanes for travelers using Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled documents. Travelers properly using RFID-enabled documents may experience expedited border crossing and shorter wait times.
Tune into AM 530 for Border Crossing Information
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a pilot AM radio broadcast system designed to better inform the border crossing public. CBP has installed AM radio frequency transmitters at the Ysleta port of entry in order to communicate important border crossing information to travelers.
The 10-watt signal for the Ysleta port of entry can be found on AM 530 and has a range of several miles in any direction from the border crossing.
Information broadcasts include reminders of document requirements and how to use high-tech travel cards; information about CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs; basic border crossing rules and regulations; and port of entry emergency travel information and/or updates.
During the pilot phase, CBP will monitor the effectiveness of this new tool in a few locations on the northern and southern borders. CBP will keep the public informed about the analysis of the AM radio system, and whether further system installations and messaging will be forthcoming.
CBP Launches Second El Paso AM Radio Station
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has introduced a second AM radio broadcast system at the El Paso port of entry. The newest radio station is located at the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA). The public can tune into the 10-watt signal at AM 1620.
Ports of entry
It has four lanes, three for southbound passenger vehicle traffic and one for a SENTRI or Dedicated Commuter Lane (DCL).
The Stanton bridge is also used as a pedestrian crossing into Ciudad Juárez. Buses also use the Stanton bridge for southbound travel.
The most recent renovations were completed in 1990, when it was converted into two bridges. One bridge serves commercial vehicle traffic and the other is designated for passenger vehicle traffic and pedestrians.
The passenger vehicle bridge has five lanes; 2 southbound lanes, 2 northbound lanes and 1 SENTRI or dedicated commuter lane (DCL). The commercial bridge has currently four lanes, two southbound, one northbound and one northbound FAST (Free and Secure Trade) lane. Plans are underway to increase the number of lanes without increasing the bridge width. The redesign will allow the commercial bridge to accommodate two southbound lanes, two northbound lanes and one dedicated FAST lane.