Hours of Operation Cut at Milltown Border Crossing

By Lura Jackson

 

If you’re in the habit of crossing the border at Milltown in the late hours of the night, you won’t have the opportunity to after August 20th. The border will have a reduction in hours on both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] side and the Canada Border Services Agency [CBSA] side. 

The crossing, which has been open for 24 hours a day since it first opened, will now be closed at 11:00 p.m. and reopened at 7:00 a.m. on a regular basis. According to both agencies, there will be no reduction in staffing as a result of the reduced hours. 

The shift on the U.S. CBP side came in conjunction with reduced hours at seven other border crossings throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Additional changes to five other border crossings are anticipated by the CBSA in August and September.