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San Ysidro Land Port of Entry


California Assembly Speaker Tours Busiest Land Border Crossing in Western Hemisphere

Speaker Atkins acknowledged the importance of the San Ysidro LPOE as a key economic engine for the binational region and recognized the huge infrastructure investment to support trade and residents living on both sides of the border.

GSA Commissioner from DC Inspects Progress

Norman Dong got a first-hand view of the newly opened state-of-the-art Command Center.

GSA Completes New Headhouse

The new headhouse in the background towers over the old headhouse, which is currently being demolished.


San Ysidro LPOE will remain operational over the course of renovation and expansion.

Expect changes in normal traffic patterns and stay informed via these traffic advisories:

Traffic Advisory (Aviso de Trafico)


GSA understands the impact San Ysidro Land Port of Entry has in the local community. We foster close working relationships with community partners and stakeholders.

Community Representatives Committee - The CRC works with communities to solicit input and feedback about the project.

Historic Preservation - GSA, as the lead agency for the project, initiated the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 consultation.

Environmental Review - The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been posted.


  • Busiest Land Port of Entry in Western Hemisphere
  • 50,000 northbound vehicles processed each day
  • 25,000 northbound pedestrians cross each day
  • Critical economic engine for San Diego - Tijuana region
Modernization and Expansion
  • Modernize and expand existing port
  • "Port of the Future" featuring sustainable design and technology
  • 38 additional vehicle inspection booths
  • Realigns portion of Interstate 5 to connect to El Chaparral
  • Enhances U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to conduct its mission
  • Additional bidirectional pedestrian crossing and multimodal transit center
Scheduled Completion and Funding Status
  • Phase 1: January 2016 (Fully Funded)
  • Phase 2: To be determined (Unfunded)
  • Phase 3: January 2018 (Fully Funded)
  • Estimated project cost: $735 million
  • Plus $6 million in ARRA funds

Project Funding Information >





Northbound lanes 2 to 8 will reopen Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8 a.m.

During the upcoming weeks, there will continue to be intermittent, short term lane closures (1 to 3 lanes at a time) to complete final lane work.

Drivers are advised to monitor posted signs and continue to use available lanes.

For the latest traffic conditions and wait time please call (619) 690-8999.


GSA planea reabrir los carriles de inspección primaria 2 al 8 el miércoles, 17 de septiembre de 2014 a las 8 a.m.

Durante las siguientes semanas, habrá cierres de carriles intermitentes a corto plazo (1 a 3 carriles a la vez) para completar los últimos toques.

Se les avisa a los conductores que sigan las señales de tráfico y utilicen los carriles disponibles.

Para obtener la información mas actualizada sobre las condiciones del trafico y el tiempo de espera llame al (619) 690-8999.

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