Van Buren border crossing to close Aug. 20

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 5:35 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 10, 2011, at 9:04 p.m.

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VAN BUREN, Maine — The U.S. border station in Van Buren will be temporarily closed to all traffic for part of a day this month due to construction near the site.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the port of entry will be closed on Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to noon. As part of the new port construction, a nearby train trestle will be removed and the road will be closed during that time.

All traffic — passenger cars, commercial trucks and pedestrians — must use alternate ports of entry during these hours. The Hamlin port of entry is 10 miles southeast and the Madawaska port of entry is 24 miles northwest.

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