How’s this for a case of brilliant planning. The US is building a brand new $6.8 million dollar border facility at Churubusco in northern Clinton County.
But the Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting that Canadian officials plan to close the border crossing on their side of the line, citing low traffic and high costs.
Canadians also plan to mothball a crossing just north of Franklin County, according to the P-R.
Dominique McNeely, a spokesman with the Communications Division of the Canada Border Services Agency, said the plan to close its side of the Churubusco/Franklin Center and North Burke/Jamieson’s Line crossings remains set for April 1.
According to the newspaper, the border crossings are important because communities on both sides of the line are closely intertwined, with family and business connections. Read the full article here.