Houlton border station is getting multimillion-dollar facelift

HOULTON, Maine — The preliminary phases of a $20 million to $30 million   Houlton Land Port of Entry enchancment challenge are underway with development on the 40-year-old constructions slated to start in 2025.

The Houlton border crossing challenge is one in every of 26 deliberate port of entry structural upgrades all through the USA, together with 4 others in Maine. Funded by way of the  Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation of 2022, $3.4 billion has been earmarked for the U.S. Authorities Providers Administration to modernize land ports of entry alongside the nation’s borders, in line with the GSA.

These initiatives will strengthen provide chains, create good-paying jobs, improve security and safety, and function fashions of sustainability, mentioned Paul Hughes, GSA Regional Public Affairs Officer for the New England Area Workplace of Strategic Communication.