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Groundbreaking held for new Border Patrol station
DETROIT (AP) - A $17 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection station will be built in Detroit.
A groundbreaking was held Thursday at the site near Jefferson and Terminal on Detroit's far east riverfront.
The new, 49,000-square-foot, single-story facility is expected to be completed by September 2014. In addition to office space, it will house a muster room, detainee processing and holding areas, training facilities, locker rooms and storage for border patrol agent gear.
It will replace the current station located near downtown.
The Detroit station is responsible for 70 miles of border with Canada, stretching along the Detroit River and across Lake St. Clair.