The Chamber hosted a presentation by Anthony Kleppe, Senior Asset Manager with the General Services Administration (GSA), where he announced a temporary closure of all southbound vehicle traffic on the I-5 and I-805 freeways. Traffic will be redirected to State Route 905 from 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23rd until noon on Monday, September 25th, 2017. Therefore, access to Mexico through El Chaparral-San Ysidro Port of Entry will be closed during that period and rerouted to Otay Port of Entry via SR-905. Access through Tecate will also be available.
The closure is part of the ongoing San Ysidro POE enhancement project that will ultimately benefit the cross-border community with the realignment of I-5, expansion of southbound lanes from 5 to 10, and the construction of 8 new additional northbound inspection lanes.
We strongly recommend avoiding crossing to Mexico during the closure and as wait times are expected to be lengthy. MTS network will be operating normally and access to San Ysidro through public transportation will not be affected.
The following stage of the realignment project consists of opening three lanes, with a fourth lane added by the third week of November. The Chamber will continue to provide updates on the project as it develops.
The project is scheduled for completion in June 2019.
To download the GSA 1-5 South Realignment Plan, click here.
To see any updates please visit: www.gsa.gov/5realign