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South Dakota Port of Entry opens with electronic pre-screening of trucks and an indoor inspection bay

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On Wednesday, officials reopened a South Dakota Port of Entry after making major upgrades to the facility.

On December 13, officials opened an updated Port of Entry on eastbound I-90 near Tilford, South Dakota.

The Port of Entry has been closed for about a year to make upgrades to the facility and technology as part of a joint effort between the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and the South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP).

Capt. Jon Stahl, SDHP District Four Commander, oversees the POE stations. “By working with the SDDOT, we were able to replace aging and outdated equipment with new technology,” Capt. Stahl said. “The new facility uses electronic pre-screening of trucks and an indoor inspection building to reduce down-time for drivers and gets them back on the road faster. The result is a safer highway for everyone.”

Officials say that this is the last of four South Dakota Ports of Entry to receive upgrades.

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