Richford Land Port of Entry, Vermont

The proposed project will provide new construction in addition to renovating the existing facility to provide a new state-of-the-art and expanded facility. The existing main building will remain in place and be completely reconfigured in a manner that will better accommodate present-day functions in support of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations. The shortcut link to this page is:

Red brick gable-roofed two-story building with a canopy out front to the left covering two traffic lanes, with yellow guards and orange traffic cones and two stop signs, vehicles in a parking lot in the background, and a two-lane road to the left

LPOE details

Fact sheet: Richford LPOE fact sheet [PDF - 591 KB]

Address: 705 Province St, Richford, VT 05476

Year constructed: 1934

Port size: 1.5 acres

Estimated Budget: $25–$35 million

Primary tenants:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Current status

The request for proposal for the architect/engineering (A/E) services is awaiting solicitation. A construction manager as advisor (CMa) blanket purchase agreement has been awarded and the scope of work development for the CMa contract is underway.

Environmental review

The acquisition process to bring on a contractor to assist with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process is underway with an anticipated award in March 2023.

Project timeline

Planning Design Construction

NEPA award
March 2023

Design award
November 2025

Construction start
March 2028

Substantial completion
November 2029

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 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: 2023-05-03