Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry


General Services Administration Greater Southwest Region


Construction Cost: $71.5 million
Completion Date: 2019
Project Size: 117 acres

Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry


Walter P Moore provided civil, traffic, and structural engineering design and construction phase services for the new Land Port of Entry. The project is located in El Paso County at the Tornillo-Guadalupe bridge site. The 117-acre project included the site work and embankment of approximately 320,000 cubic yards of earth and design of all concrete pavement and roadways on the port site, along with administrative buildings, kennels, water distribution for domestic and fire, Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) and Government Owned Vehicles (GOV) parking and impound lots, inspection lanes, and import and export cargo building loading docks. This included approximately 22 acres of site pavement and design.

Walter P Moore designed all routing of underground utilities and the sanitary, storm, and domestic water systems. The project included design of a domestic booster pump station and storage tank, which included a 50,000-gallon steel glass lined domestic water storage, a 220,000-gallon steel glass lined fire suppression storage tank, and 6,500 linear feet of 8-inch PVC C900 for both domestic and fire suppression system lines. An onsite, packaged sanitary treatment plant performance specification was provided and coordinated with the General Services Administration, Customs and Border Protection, and potential suppliers of the packaged unit. Onsite storm water and retention was designed for the 100-year storm event and treated sanitary effluent is designed to be retained on site and reused as part of the landscaping drip irrigation.

Walter P Moore also provided design of all traffic related signage and striping, along with site circulation review and recommendations. The project was designed using BIM/Revit modeling and AutoCad Civil 3D to incorporate and minimize design and construction conflicts