The Limestone port of entry is shown here in July 2017. Credit: Christopher Bouchard / Aroostook Republican

LIMESTONE, Maine — The Limestone border crossing will be closed until April 1, due to reconstruction delays and upgrades being done at the facility, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The border crossing had temporarily closed on July 1, 2021, to all traffic.

Travelers in that area who wish to cross the border may use one of two alternative sites — the Hamlin border crossing, which is 14 miles away and operates daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; or the Fort Fairfield border crossing, located 15 miles away and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“This extension will allow for proper implementation of port upgrades that will ensure the safety and security of travelers, employees and the American people,” said Boston Director of Field Operations Jennifer De La O.

Any questions regarding the re-opening of the Limestone Port of Entry should be directed to Houlton Port Director Christopher Doughty at 207-532-2131.