September 20, 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) warns cross-border travelers through Vermont to anticipate delays through the Derby Line Port of Entry as commercial operations are reduced to one lane for several months, during the construction o a new facility.
The project includes a new commercial inspection building with a 2 bay commercial loading dock, cargo storage, lab space, a kennel, public counter space and CBP work areas.
A new main port building is also planned, which will include administrative offices, processing and immigration services spaces, and a violator retention area.
"This construction project will bring much needed improvements to the Derby Line Port of Entry and will deliver long-term operational, environmental and security benefits that the current facility does not provide," said CBP Area Port Director Casey Durst.
"We have worked with our partners to minimize the impact of construction to the traveling public and the business community. We apologize for any inconvenience; however, these improvements will reduce cross-border travel times and improve the traveler experience while maintaining the highest standards of security."
CBP's alternate full-service commercial ports are in Highgate Springs, Vt. and Norton, Vt.