Madawaska, ME Land Port of Entry

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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).


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Live commercial traffic
Live passenger vehicle traffic

Once construction begins, the port will remain open throughout. Currently, the bridge at Madawaska has been limited to 5 tons or 10,000 pounds.


  • 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. Twelve alternatives were identified, conceptually developed, and evaluated. The preferred alternative location selected for the Madawaska LPOE is a parcel of land, to the west of the existing LPOE and the Twin Rivers facility, that is currently owned by the U.S. government. The preferred corridor for the new International Bridge connects the USA-owned property to the existing Edmundston Port of Entry (POE), as the PSPC and the CBSA noted that the POE was adequate for the foreseeable future and there are no plans to modify or expand it (MaineDOT, et al., 2018).
  • The GSA project team awarded a Phase 2 Feasibility Study, Pre-Design, and Bridging Contract Documents contract for a Design Build Bridging delivery method in April 2018.
  • Joint (MDOT, NBDTI and GSA) Bridge Feasibility Study: January 2017 - May 2018
  • Phase 2 Feasibility Study and Supplemental NEPA Actions: April 2018 - Winter 2020
  • Pre-Design and Bridging Contract Documents: Fall 2018 - Fall 2020 (update)
  • Design Build Bridging (DB-B) Team Award: The team awarded a $44,507,000 contract for the design and construction to J&J Contractors, Inc., a small business based in North Billerica, Massachusetts.
  • Construction Start: Summer 2021
  • Ground Breaking: Fall 2021
  • Project Completion: Estimated late 2023.

The timeline for the new Madawaska land port of entry’s construction is tied to the MaineDOT and NBDTI international bridge project. GSA is committed to ensuring that the LPOE is operational when the bridge is completed.


$65 Million

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-17