San Ysidro Port of Entry to Close to Southbound Vehicle Traffic September 23 - 25

South County EDC hosted forum to discuss traffic impacts and construction

South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), along with the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce and General Services Administration (GSA) held a forum Monday, July 17, to discuss the upcoming construction at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, during which time southbound roads will be closed for approximately 57 hours to vehicles.

"This closure will make it more difficult for those living, working and visiting the area," said Cindy Gompper-Graves, president and CEO of SCEDC. "We are collaborating with stakeholders to ensure we can help get the message out so those visiting, living and working in the community can plan accordingly."

I-805 South and I-5 South will close at the 905 around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 and will remain closed until Sept. 25 at noon. Those looking to use the San Ysidro Port of Entry will be rerouted to Otay Mesa during that time. There will also be detours available for people wanting to access the town of San Ysidro.

"We've learned from previous construction, planning and signage are key factors leading up to a closure like this," said Jason Wells, executive director at San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce. "We will work closely with GSA, SANDAG and Caltrans way in advance to help educate those traveling to and through San Ysidro."

Following the road closure, there will be a reduction in southbound lanes during the 18-month construction period. The project is aimed at continuing improvements and efficiencies of cross border travel, including softening the hard-right turn as you enter. More information about the construction phases and the presentation shown at the forum will be posted to GSA's website at a later date.

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The South County Economic Development Council is a 501c(3) organization to promote education and encourage economic development in the South San Diego County region. Member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County and the Port of San Diego. South County EDC works with its partners in the Baja region to promote bi-national economic development with the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada.

Source: South County Economic Development Council


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