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Southbound Closures

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southbound shut down

Quick Facts

  • During this phase of construction, a portion of southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) will be realigned and expanded into the Mexico El Chaparral Port of Entry
  • Construction work on southbound I-5 begins mid-September 2017
  • Realignment will be completed in the summer of 2019
  • This phase expands the number of southbound vehicle inspection lanes from five to 10 within the Port, and from 10 to 19 at the El Chaparral border crossing
  • Improves the roadway alignment for vehicles entering Mexico
  • An additional eight 8 northbound vehicle inspection lanes with 15 additional inspection booths are also being constructed
  • All pedestrian facilities will remain open during construction

Public Transportation

  • Public transit services (bus and trolley) will operate on a normal weekend schedule during the September shutdown
  • Southbound border crossers can ride public transit (bus and trolley) to access San Ysidro Port of Entry via the UC San Diego Blue Line or Route 906/907, or Otay Mesa via Routes 905 and 950 (from Iris Ave. Transit Center). 
  • For more information on public transportation options, visit the San Diego MTS website.






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