FOREST CITY — The federal agency that oversees people entering the United States from Canada is scrapping plans to build a new, larger port of entry in the Maine border town of Forest City.

Instead, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning to build a smaller facility on federal land across the border from the New Brunswick community that is also called Forest City.

Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and landowners in the area are praising the decision.

Locals say the plan to demolish and replace the land port of entry with a larger and more expensive facility wasn’t needed at an area that is open less than 24 hours a day and not open on Sundays and holidays.