The General Services Administration will distribute a $3.4 billion investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 26 land port modernization and construction projects at U.S. northern and southern borders.
GSA said Friday it estimates the allocated funds will create 6,000 jobs annually over the next eight years and expand processing systems for commercial goods and services.
“These bipartisan investments are a historic opportunity to modernize our land ports in ways that will create good-paying jobs and strengthen supply chains, while enhancing safety and security,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan.
Projects involve work on land ports of entry in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, Texas, Vermont and Washington.
GSA said the efforts will also allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deploy new technology platforms for monitoring illicit activity and securing operations.