All Travelers May Experience Border Crossing Delays
DERBY LINE, Vt. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Entry in Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., has started an extensive construction project that may create cross-border delays after commercial operations are reduced to one lane for several months starting Monday, September 19.
CBP asks that commercial and passenger vehicle operators exercise patience. CBP encourages cross-border travelers to check CBP’s border wait times dashboard before initiating cross-border travel, and consider using alternate CBP ports of entry.
“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.
Additionally, CBP operates permit ports of entry in Vermont, including in North Troy, Canaan and Beecher Falls, and in Pittsburg, N.H. within the Derby Line area, and in Alburg, Alburg Springs, Highgate Springs, Morses Line, West Berkshire, and Richford in the Highgate Springs area.
Commercial operators desiring to use an alternate CBP permit port must first attain a CBP commercial permit. Click on CBP Permit Application to download one, or contact the CBP Area Port of St. Albans at (802) 527-3319 with questions, or to request a CBP commercial permit application.
Operators hauling oversized loads should contact the Port of Derby Line at (802) 873-3316 for commercial lane dimensions to ensure the commercial lane can accommodate their oversized load.
CBP anticipates that this construction project will take approximately two years to complete.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is project manager. D.E.W. Construction of Burlington, Vt., is the general contractor. For details on the project, visit http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/130354
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.