Houlton Land Port of Entry, Maine

The project will repair and alter the existing campus buildings systems and site systems bringing them into compliance with the GSA P100. Building items in need of repair include building envelopes (roofs, windows, exterior wall panels, storefront systems), elevators, mechanical systems, plumbing systems and fire alarm upgrades. Site items in need of repair include water service lines, the site septic system and the replacement of underground fuel oil tanks. The shortcut link to this page is: gsa.gov/houlton

Aerial view of several low silver, white and tan buildings, with traffic check lanes, highways, parking lots, and grasses and forests around

LPOE details

Fact sheet: Houlton LPOE fact sheet [PDF - 199 KB]

Address: I-95, Houlton, ME 04730

Year constructed: 1985

Port size: 7.8 acres

Estimated Budget: $20–$30 million

Primary tenants:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Current status

A design team is expected to be awarded May 2023. The project team is continuing to work on pre-design services and will be working on a Construction Management as Advisor (CMa) scope of work. GSA is proceeding as required by the NEPA process.

Environmental review

GSA is proceeding as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

Project news

Check out the latest Houlton, ME LPOE project news here, as it becomes available.

Feb. 28, 2023
GSA Awards Blanket Purchase Agreements for Construction Management and Consulting Services for Maine Land Port of Entry Projects

May 4, 2022
Maine Residents and Businesses to See Increased Project Activity at Land Ports of Entry as GSA Begins Complex Building/Modernization Process

Feb. 25, 2022
Five Border Stations in Maine to be Built, Modernized Under Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Project timeline

Planning Design Construction

NEPA award
December 2022

Design award
May 2023

Construction award date
December 2025

Substantial completion
July 2027

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

We will fully modernize the port with a new administration building, new pedestrian processing lanes, new primary building, new passenger vehicle lanes, and new commercial vehicle inspection area. The project will help improve traffic flow and border security while decreasing wait times for travelers.

Last Reviewed: 2023-05-03