Fort Fairfield 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 Fort Fairfield, Maine, and Carlingford, New Brunswick. 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:

Three-part white and red brick building with a cover over two drive-through lanes, a stop sign and flags

LPOE details

Fact sheet: Fort Fairfield LPOE fact sheet [PDF - 187 KB]

Address: 4 Boundary Line Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Year constructed: 1934

Port size: 1.65 acres

Estimated Budget: $35–$45 million

Primary tenants: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Current status

The Construction Manager as an Advisor (CMa) contract was awarded in February 2023.

Environmental review

A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) contractor is currently onboard and is studying the proposed project plan.

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

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: 2023-05-02