New Access Bridge to PedWest Pedestrian Border Crossing Completed

pedwest1On Monday, September 12, the Mexican federal government officially opened the new bridge connecting to the entrance to the pedestrian processing facility known as PedWest, which was inaugurated earlier this summer. The PedWest facility is part of an overall effort between Mexico and the United States to expand and modernize the entire San Ysidro facility in order to ease travel congestion between the two countries.

Previously in July – when the United States-side of the PedWest facility opened – the Mexican government received criticism for the doubted safety of the bridge connecting to the new facility with many users reporting that the structure was unstable. After considerable advocacy on behalf of the Chamber’s International Business Affairs team and its partner organizations – representatives from the Mexican federal government renewed its commitment to create a permanent structure.