Tecate Border Station


The Tecate Border Station Expansion and Historic Renovation provided an expansion to the existing Port of Entry facility at Tecate, CA along with upgrades and renovations to its existing historic structures. The project included 19,262 sq. ft. of new masonry and steel framed roof structures, including a new 11,000 sq. ft. Commercial Docking facility with overhead canopy, two new Primary Inspection Guard Stations at the commercial entry, an 8,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing Main Administration Building with new detention cells, a new 75,000 gallon water storage tank well-water development, an Emergency Generator building with 1000kW generator, propane storage tank and new 100 ft. radio communications tower.

The work scope included site improvements with new fences, reconfiguration of roads for improved traffic circulation, extensive upgrades to the Primary and Secondary Inspection stations, pedestrian processing facilities, offices for Government employees and staff, cargo inspection facilities, employee and commercial parking, new AT/FP compliant secure perimeter, and incidental related work spread throughout the 12-acre site.

This multi-phased project required extensive coordination with numerous vested entities, including the General Services Administration, Homeland Security, California Department of Transportation, The U.S. Border Patrol, California Highway Patrol, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and the cities of Tecate, CA and Tecate, Mexico, as well as several other Mexican representative organizations.

Soltek has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for its management and construction effort on the Tecate project, including a prestigious Aon Build America award.