On The U.S.-Mexican border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, there are three major ports of entry and one commercial bridge at Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The Bridge of the Americas, or Cordova Bridge, is the only entrance where there is no fee for crossing. This is commonly call the "the Free Bridge," and it is the most heavily traveled international crossing.
The Downtown El Paso crossing, or Stanton Street Bridge, is southbound into Juarez, while the Juarez Avenue Bridge, or Paso del Norte Bridge, crosses in to El Paso. In Mexico, these bridges are called the Laredo and Juarez bridges respectively. These are mainly used by pedestrians.
The third major port of entry is approximately 12 miles east of downtown El Paso at Zaragosa. The fourth bridge is west of El Paso at Santa Teresa, New Mexico. These two international bridges are primarily used for commercial traffic.
At the Stanton Street Port of Entry, there is a dedicated commuter lane that uses SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) that enables motorists to complete the inspection process and enter the United States in approximately three minutes. This is the only fast-track commuter lane along the Texas border. Most affluent residents of Juarez have the DCL sticker.
It might be noted that shoppers from Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua spend more than $2.4 billion in El Paso every year.
This is an average of $46 million per week.
According to the U.S. Customs Service, The total number of northbound crossings (Juarez into El Paso) are as follows:
Fiscal Year - October 1 thru September 30
Occupants + driver = 2.3 people
Average crossing per week by car and pedestrians
Source: U.S. customs and Border Protection Department of Homeland Security, Updated 12-28-05