Highgate Springs, VT Land Port of Entry

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The current project will design and build a new Land Port of Entry (LPOE) to replace the existing 25-year-old facility. The existing facility is not large enough to handle an expected 30% increase in traffic when construction of Canada Autoroute A-35 is completed.

PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING PRESENTATION

Highgate Springs Public Scoping Meeting [PDF - 3 MB]

COMMENT SUBMITTAL (all public comments must be received by Thursday, February 9, 2023)

To submit comments please email: highgatesprings.lpoe@gsa.gov. Please reference "Highgate Springs LPOE EA" in the subject line.
Comments may also be mailed to the following address:

General Services Administration
Attention: John Maurer, Project Manager
Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02222-1077

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

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Live commercial traffic
Live passenger vehicle traffic

The port will remain open during construction.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • One of three busiest ports of entry in New England
  • Southbound traffic processed yearly (pre-COVID):
    Commercial Vehicles: 97,000
    Passenger Vehicles (POVs): 475,000
  • Major economic factor in the State of Vermont and New England

TENANT AGENCIES

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)

NEW CONSTRUCTION

  • New facility will be built to handle increased traffic expected when Canada completes construction of Autoroute A-35. The construction of Autoroute A-35 is being done in two phases. The first phase is expected to be completed in 2025. Completion of Phase 2 is TBD.
  • Will include enhanced security and safety measures for tenant agencies and the traveling public

SCHEDULED COMPLETION

  • GSA submits spend plan to Congress – February 2022
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Award- September 2022
  • Architect/Engineer (A/E) Design Award – December 2022
  • Site Acquisition - (2023 - 2024)
  • Construction Manager-as-Contractor (CMc) Award – (July 2023)
  • Construction Start – (May 2024)
  • Substantial Completion – (October 2027)
  • Project Closeout – (November 2027)

COST AND FUNDING STATUS

$169 Million

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-07