Madawaska Land Port of Entry Madawaska, ME


The current project consists of a new Land Port of Entry that will be designed and built in concurrence with a new Madawaska bridge by Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). The project is projected to be completed by mid-2022.


Graphic that represents the Yield sign

Once construction begins, the Port will remain open throughout. Currently the bridge at Madawaska has been limited to 5,000lb max vehicle crossing.


  • Major permit port in Maine
  • Trucks southbound processed yearly: 16,258
  • Pedestrians southbound cross yearly: 1,251
  • Buses southbound processed yearly: 52
  • POVs southbound processed yearly: 431,903
  • Major economic factor in the industries and commerce between Madawaska and Edmonton
  • Supplemental EIS in progress
Tenant Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and GSA.


  • Designed to accommodate non-intrusive inspection equipment
  • Will remain a permit port with sufficient space in the design to accommodate possible change in the designation to become a commercial port


  • The 2009 project was re-evaluated in 2011 and replaced by a Port Refresh Project.
  • In December 2016, GSA partially funded a joint study with Maine DOT and New Brunswick DOT on an international bridge study for Madawaska and Edmundston.
  • The GSA project team is in the process of awarding a Phase 2 Feasibility Study, Pre-Design, and Bridging Contract Documents contract for a Design Build Bridging delivery method.
  • Joint (MDOT, NBDTI and GSA) Bridge Feasibility Study: January 2017 - April 2018
  • Phase 2 Feasibility Study and Supplemental NEPA Actions: Present to Late 2018
  • Pre-Design and Bridging Contract Documents: Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
  • Design Build Construction Bidding: Early 2019
  • Design Build Construction Award: Summer 2019
  • Design and Construction Documents: Summer 2019 through Spring 2020
  • Early Site Construction Start: Fall 2019
  • Construction Completion (Bridge and LPOE Opening): Summer 2022


$65 Million


Project design coming soon

Art in Architecture Program: GSA reserves 0.5% of the estimated construction cost of each new federal building or major renovation project to commission a permanently installed artwork from an American artist. The current Art in Architecture Program has been in operation since 1972, and has commissioned nearly 500 artworks for federal buildings across the nation. For each building project, GSA convenes a seven-member Art in Architecture advisory panel. The panel convenes three times to:

  • Learn about the project and discuss opportunities for art
  • Review artist candidates and recommend a short list to be further evaluated by GSA
  • Review the concept proposal presented by the commissioned project artist

The deliberations of the Art in Architecture advisory panel are confidential. GSA is responsible for final selection of the project artist.

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