Con­struc­tion soon on Derby Line Cus­tom port

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Acou­ple of weeks ago, the U.S. Gen­eral Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced the award of a $23 mil­lion con­struc­tion con­tract for up­grades to the Derby Line Land Port of En­try. This con­tract will al­low for the com­ple­tion of nec­es­sary up­grades to the LPOE to re­place the out­dated fa­cil­ity which cur­rently ex­ists. It was built in the 1960’s.The project will be de­signed to be both en­ergy ef­fi­cient, sus­tain­able and will be cer­ti­fied as LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil.

As part of GSA’s on­go­ing ef­forts to be an Eco­nomic Cat­a­lyst for com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try, GSA awarded this con­tract with the ex­pec­ta­tion of bring­ing in more jobs to the state of Ver­mont. Ad­di­tion­ally, a more mod­ern­ized, struc­turally sound land port en­try is im­por­tant for this bor­der state, as it helps com­merce and trade flow ef­fi­ciently from across the bor­der.

“Up­grad­ing one of the key com­mer­cial ports of Ver­mont while strength­en­ing our bor­der in­fra­struc­ture are im­por­tant pri­or­i­ties,” said Robert Zar­netske, GSA Re­gional Ad­min­is­tra­tor, New Eng­land Re­gion. “GSA is de­lighted to be able to an­nounce this long an­tic­i­pated project will be­gin this Sum­mer.”

Ac­cord­ing to sources, work should be­gin shortly

About the Derby Line LPOE Project:

The project will in­clude a new com­mer­cial in­spec­tion build­ing with a 2 bay com­mer­cial load­ing dock, cargo stor­age, lab space, a ken­nel, pub­lic counter space and CBP work ar­eas.

A new main port build­ing is also planned, which will in­clude ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices, pro­cess­ing and im­mi­gra­tion ser­vices spa­ces, and a vi­o­la­tor re­ten­tion area.

A pho­to­voltaic so­lar ar­ray will be in­stalled pro­vid­ing on-site re­new­able en­ergy.

A 20% re­duc­tion in water con­sump­tion and a 32% re­duc­tion in to­tal en­ergy us­age is pro­jected as a re­sult of this project.

75% or more of all con­struc­tion waste will be di­verted from land­fill through re­cy­cling and adap­tive re use.

The project will also in­cor­po­rate new in­spec­tion booths, canopies and lane con­fig­u­ra­tions.

Ad­di­tional site im­prove­ments con­sist of new light­ing, fire pro­tec­tion, water ser­vice, san­i­tary sewer, site drainage and stormwa­ter man­age­ment sys­tems, im­prove­ments to paving, sig­nage, elec­tri­cal ser­vice and a new ac­cess drive.

The Eisen­hower time sta­tion will soon be gone.

photo cour­tesy

Artist ren­der­ing of the new con­struc­tion.

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