Milltown Border Hours Reduced Again

The hours of the Milltown border crossing have once again been reduced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office [CBP]. Travelers wishing to cross the border to come back into the U.S. at the Milltown crossing may only do so between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., a change that took place on April 1st.

The other two border crossings between Calais and St. Stephen are not affected by this change.

The hours at the crossing were initially reduced last August to 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from 24-hours, a move that was matched by the Canadian Border Services Agency [CBSA]. The CBSA has not mirrored the most recent change.

In a statement released by Stephanie Malin, CBP Public Affairs Officer for New England, the shift is based on an efficiency review. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection reviews its operations at ports of entry regularly to ensure resources are allocated in the most efficient manner to accomplish our mission and service the traveling public… We are also working closely with our Canadian counterparts in CBSA to ensure the continued facilitation of legitimate trade and travel while ensuring the security of our shared border.”