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

May 4, 2022

BOSTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) was recently provided more than $220 million to modernize five land ports of entry (LPOE) in Maine as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

While still in the early stages of a complex process, local residents and businesses will start to see increased due diligence and pre-construction activity at five Maine LPOEs as GSA obtains information needed for the modernization projects.

This work is currently scheduled to begin in early May:

  • Geothermal test well drilling at the following LPOEs:
    • Calais Ferry Point
    • Coburn Gore
    • Fort Fairfield
    • Houlton
    • Limestone
  • Three-Phase Power studies at the following LPOEs:
    • Calais Ferry Point
    • Coburn Gore
    • Fort Fairfield
    • Limestone

Investment in LPOE modernization will strengthen supply chains, improve operational capabilities and facility infrastructure, spur economic growth, and bolster the country’s security. Additionally, the LPOE projects provide the opportunity to incorporate sustainability features that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the impact of buildings on the environment, and simultaneously increase the mission readiness of the federal government by increasing resilience to climate change.

GSA is excited for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve these Maine LPOEs and realize the economic impacts these LPOE projects will bring to the region. GSA is committed to providing the surrounding community, project partners, and local stakeholders with timely informational updates as appropriate throughout the process.

Questions on activity, status and timelines for the projects should be directed to:

Paul Hughes
paul.hughes@gsa.gov
617-283-6142

GSA’s New England Region provides centralized procurement for the federal government by managing its real estate portfolio, products and services throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

About GSA:
GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA

Last Reviewed: 2022-05-04