International Border Crossings

WSP is highly skilled in the planning, design, construction administration, inspection, and maintenance of facilities associated with international border crossings. These projects are multidisciplinary in nature, requiring strategic planning; traffic engineering; design of civil, structural, electrical, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); and architectural services

Our breadth of experience and reputation is such that we provide consulting services to most of the international border crossings in Ontario. We have also provided extensive bridge and plaza inspection, design, and construction administration services on both the Canadian and U.S. spans of many of the Ontario / U.S. major bridge crossings. Our team across Canada offers expertise in the planning and design of international border processing plazas as well as airport trans-border and aviation gateways. We also have considerable expertise in working with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.  WSP has assisted in the development of world-leading Hold Baggage Screening system design and testing plans, Explosive Detection System (EDS) integration guidelines, and standard operating procedures and implementation guidelines associated with the implementation of EDS technology into baggage handling systems across Canada.

WSP’s people  have developed a unique understanding and knowledge of international border crossing issues, such as Canadian and U.S. Customs and Immigration requirements and security issues. Together with state-of-the-art knowledge of ITS applications to enhance processing efficiency at border crossings, we offer expertise and a thorough understanding of the unique challenges associated with international border crossings.



  • Master Planning
  • Traffic and Revenue Forecasting
  • Business Case Development 
  • Inspection Plaza Planning and Design
  • Crossing Bridge Inspection
  • Security and IT