Jackman new border station
JACKMAN BORDER STATION
The U.S. Customs have replaced the former Jackman Border Station. The new station is larger and more modern. The Quebec DOT also revamped the road leading to the U.S. and did it following the plans of the new border station. Trucks entering Maine now have their own lane leaving room for cars that often line up during summer months. Click here for an image of the new Jackman station.
Ground has been broken for the new station in 2008. The complex, expected to cost between $30 and $35 million, should be ready for agents 24 to 30 months later. It will be much larger, with three vehicle primary lanes instead of two. It will feature new technology, including detection of radiation sources that could be associated with a terrorist weapon. The 62,000-square-foot facility will be home to the Customs and Border Protection agency. For more info, see the Morning Sentinel article.
Investment on the Canadian side
Meanwhile, the "Quebec department of transportation" (MTQ) has finished their work on Route 173 on 1 kilometer north of the border. Trucks and cars now have their own lanes and the new road is aligned with the new U.S. Border station. The MTQ has spent $5.6 millions between 2008 and 2009 on that project. Work has begun in September 2008 and this part of the new road improvements was completed by the end of 2009.
Ground broken for new Maine-Canada border station
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Construction has begun on a new port-of-entry border station on the Maine-Canada boundary near Jackman.
Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the 62,000-square-foot facility, which will be home to the Customs and Border Protection agency in Sandy Bay Township. Sen. Susan Collins, ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security meeting, participated in the event.
The $26 million project is scheduled for completion in 2010.
Along the new building looking north to Canada.
Work progress in late April 2009
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