California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Contact: U.S. GSA Traci Madison, (415) 581-1788

Contact: Caltrans Public Information Officer Hayden Manning, (619) 688-6670


Closure Continues On I-5 Near San Ysidro Port of Entry

SAN DIEGO – Motorists are advised that lane closures on southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) just north of the San Ysidro Port of Entry (POE) will continue to the end of January.

The U.S. General Services Administration will close the three far right lanes of the freeway beginning Sunday at 10 p.m. to Thursday at 6 a.m. to accommodate ongoing construction at the border crossing. 

Extremely heavy congestion is expected when work resumes on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. to Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 a.m. when crews demolish the pedestrian overcrossing at the border.  To complete the work, only two lanes will be open with the exception of Monday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. to Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. when only one lane will be open.  Caltrans has placed portable message signs to notify motorists of all the lane closures.

Traffic delays are expected en route to the San Ysidro POE and the alternative State Route 905 (SR-905) to the Otay Mesa POE.  Motorists may consider using the State Route 125 South Bay Expressway for a fee to avoid I-5 and Interstate 805 for access to SR-905.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights.  It’s the law!

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