San Ysidro Port of Entry Expansion

The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere; currently processing an average of 50,000 northbound vehicles and 25,000 northbound pedestrians per day.

After a united front of support and advocacy from several economic development and government organizations, funding was secured for a major expansion of the port. The scope includes the demolition and construction of the port, including primary and secondary inspection areas, administration and pedestrian buildings, and all other support structures. The project will expand pedestrian processing facilities including a new pedestrian crossing on the east side of the port that will connect with a new multimodal transportation hub in Mexico and expanded northbound inspection facilities. Additionally, there will be a new north and southbound crossing at El Chaparral/Virginia Avenue with an associated transit center.

Once completed, the new port will boast 62 northbound vehicle primary inspection booths, one dedicated bus lane and inspection booth spread over 34 lanes, as well as improved processing facilities for bus and Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) travelers.

Updates

Otay Mesa II Port of Entry/State Route-11

Through a partnership between CALTRANS, SANDAG and categorical support from the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, a new state of the art port of entry is being proposed and developed in Otay Mesa. This innovative project will provide fast and predictable crossings via tolled approach roads that connect directly to a new state-of-the-art Port of Entry, serving both personal and commercial vehicles. The goal is to operate the new POE with an average of 20-minute border crossing time.

Project Status

The project will be built in three segments:

Segment 1 (SR 11 first phase): construct a four-lane freeway between SR 905 and Enrico Fermi Drive. Construction began in December 2013 and is now completed.

In October 2015, construction began on three freeway-to-freeway connectors linking SR 905 and SR 11 to northbound SR 125. Construction is now completed. 

Segment 2 (SR 11 second phase): construct a four-lane toll highway from Enrico Fermi Drive to the new Otay Mesa East POE, and construct a new Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.

Segment 3: construct the new Port of Entry

Completion for Segment 2 and 3 are expected in late 2019.

Efficiencies will be achieved through a host of innovations and technologies, including:

1) an integrated approach to providing advanced traveler information for the region’s major ports of entry;

2) a new border wait time detection system that feeds advanced traveler alert capabilities;

3) the use of electronic variable toll rates as a demand management strategy at Otay Mesa East;

4) and partnership approaches to designing and financing value-added amenities. 

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Otay II Presentation – (10/12/17)

 

Cargo Pre-Inspection Facility

Tijuana is home to one of three pre-inspection pilot projects initiated as an outcome of the US-Mexico High Leven Economic Dialogue. At this initial stage, trucks carrying products from the National Agricultural Release Program (NARP),are inspected in Tijuana by both CBP and Mexican Customs. This program has reduced wait times for both users of the program, as well as users of the commercial port of entry since it has removed trucks from the Otay Mesa Commercial Port of Entry.

Cargo Pre-Inspection Facility Fact Sheet