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

District 11

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

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


Long Border Waits Expected On Southbound I-5 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry

SAN DIEGO – Motorists are advised that heavy traffic congestion is expected on southbound Interstate 5 (I-5), just north of the San Ysidro Port of Entry (POE), starting Sunday at 9 p.m. to Thursday at 6 a.m. when crews from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) demolish the pedestrian overcrossing at the border.  

Crews will be removing the pedestrian overcrossing in sections leaving only two lanes open, with the exception of Monday at 9 p.m. to Tuesday 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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