U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration announced the start of the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry Expansion Project. The $137.2 million modernization and expansion project includes the expansion of northbound commercial truck inspection areas—increasing the pedestrian inspection facility from six to twelve lanes—and the construction of visitor parking and employee parking structures.
Last year, the Otay Mesa Port of Entry processed over $18 billion in exports and $34 billion in imports in fiscal year 2019. The expansion of California’s busiest commercial truck border crossing will help facilitate trade and commerce in our region. The Chamber’s advocacy efforts urged funding for these needed improvements to reduce inefficiencies in commercial traffic costing both countries a combined $7.2 billion in lost economic output every year.
The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2021. Additional information on the Otay Mesa LPOE Expansion Project is available here.