Cornwall checkpoint adding security gates next week
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 2:58 pm

CORNWALL, Ont. -- The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will add security gates in the primary inspection lanes at their interim port of entry in Cornwall as of next Tuesday.

Chris Kealey, CBSA spokeseperson says the gates, along with previously installed speed bumps, will help with traffic control and the safety, as well as the security of officers and pedestrians in the vicinity of the checkpoint.

Following what is normally routine questioning by border services officers, the security gate will be raised to enable travelers to proceed to the secondary inspection area or to exit the CBSA compound, as instructed by the officer, Kealey says.

The security gates are similar to ones already in place at CBSA port of entry operations in other parts of Canada.

For information on border wait times, visit www.cbsa.gc.ca or follow border wait times for Canada-bound traffic at the Cornwall crossing on Twitter at twitter.com/search?q=%23CBSA_CWL