MORSES LINE, Vt.—The federal government is taking written comments on a plan by Customs and Border Protection to close the Morses Line border crossing between Vermont and Quebec.
On Wednesday, CBP said it was evaluating whether to close the Morses Line crossing, the nation's oldest land border facility.
Last year, CBP announced plans to modernize the station in the town of Franklin, which averages about 2 1/2-vehicles an hour. The $5 million project would have led to the seizure of two acres of land from a local farmer.
After objections, Homeland Security changed its mind and said that rather than modernize the crossing it would be closed. But that decision upset others who would be forced to make long detours to drive to Canada, so the decision was reconsidered.