The Canada Border Services Agency is advising travelers to prepare for busy border crossings when traveling between New Brunswick and Maine during the 2014 World Acadian Congress that runs from Friday, August 8th through the 24th.

The Agency has been working closely with the CMA 2014 organizers and other government partners for many months to ensure that all necessary planning and preparations are in place to support a well-executed and safe CMA 2014.

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During the 22-day period, additional officers and temporary inspection lanes will be in place to help process extra travelers during peak times.The busiest travel dates are expected to be Friday, August 8th, 15th and 24th.

The local ports of entry that will likely be affected most are: Edmundston, Grand Falls, Clair and St. Leonard.

The International Bridge between Edmundston, NB and Madawaska will be closed to vehicular traffic and restricted to pedestrians from August 15th at 1 p.m. to August 16 at 3 a.m.

Travelers are encouraged to check border wait times before departing. You can do so here.