in Derby shelved
DERBY LINE — Officials in a Vermont border community say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has dropped plans for a major expansion of the port of entry from Canada at the northern end of Interstate 91 in Derby Line.
Keith Beadle, a village trustee in Derby Line, said that rather than conduct a full-scale expansion that would re-route traffic, Customs and Border Protection plans to expand a building within the existing footprint.
The larger plan went through the environmental impact study phase and then was shelved after the Great Recession reduced truck backups.
The existing Derby Line border facility was built when the interstate was opened in the 1960s. It does not have enough lanes to handle all the truck and passenger-vehicle traffic that uses the port during the summer.MORE IN Vermont News
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