JACKMAN, Maine – Construction has begun on a new port-of-entry border station on the Maine-Canada boundary near Jackman.

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the 62,000-square-foot facility, which will be home to the Customs and Border Protection agency in Sandy Bay Township.

Sen. Susan Collins, ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security meeting, participated in the event. The $26 million project is scheduled for completion in 2010.