Calais Ferry Land Port of Entry, Maine

The modernization project will help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to more efficiently carry out its agency mission at the international border crossing between Calais, Maine, and Saint Stephen, New Brunswick. The main building will be renovated and an addition will be designed and constructed to respond to the contextual characteristics of the historical building. These upgrades will accommodate the current technologies and equipment utilized by CBP, and will allow for enhanced traffic management and flow. The shortcut link to this page is:

Two level brick building with two chimneys and a blue driveway cover with two booths and yellow ground posts

LPOE details

Fact sheet: Calais Ferry LPOE fact sheet [PDF - 178 KB]

Address: Calais, ME 04619

Year constructed: 1935

Port size: 1.45 acres

Estimated Budget: $30–$40 million

Primary tenants:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Current status

An architect-engineering (A/E) award has been made to Morphosis.

Environmental review

The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) contract was awarded in December 2022.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

We received $3.4 billion to invest in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. The law provides funding for LPOE modernization projects that will create new good-paying jobs, bolster safety and security, and make our economy more resilient to supply chain challenges — all while serving as models for sustainability and innovation.

Sustainability opportunities

We will increase energy and water efficiency (including renewable energy and fossil fuel free measures), adhere to sustainable design principles, and minimize climate risk liabilities above the minimum performance criteria in a manner that is life cycle cost-effective.

  • Net-zero ready
  • 80% fossil fuel-energy generated reduction
  • Green Proving Ground technology
  • LEED Gold/SITES Silver
  • Whole-building embodied carbon reduction

Community impact

Improving the connection between the two communities of Calais, ME and Saint Stephen, NB – and the two countries – this project will improve the conditions for economic, cultural, and familial connections. The people who live along the border depend on this deep, cross-border community engagement, often crossing through the ports daily for jobs, mutual aid, and everyday life.

Last Reviewed: 2023-05-04