Van Buren, Maine -The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Van Buren port of entry in Van Buren, Maine will be temporarily closed to all traffic on August 20 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. As part of the new port construction, the train trestle will be removed and the road will be closed during this time. All traffic, passenger cars, commercial trucks and pedestrians, are instructed to use alternate ports of entry during these hours.
The Hamlin port of entry is approximately 10 miles southeast and is available to all traffic, passenger vehicles, commercial trucks and pedestrians. The Madawaska port of entry is approximately 24 miles northwest and is available to all traffic, passenger cars, commercial trucks and pedestrians.
CBP thanks the traveling public for their patience and has taken steps to ensure that appropriate staff levels will be in place at the alternate ports to process the increase in traffic as expeditiously as possible. The Van Buren port of entry is expected to resume operations on August 20 at 12:00 pm once the trestle is removed.
For information on port hours and wait times, please visit the CBP Border Wait Times Web site. (CBP Border Wait Times Web site)
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.