San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Project Overview
Designed by the award-winning architectural firm, The Miller Hull Partnership, all three phases of the project are targeted to achieve LEED® Platinum certification due to energy efficiency, water conservation strategies, and an integrated design process.
GSA is proud to be the landlord of the world’s busiest Land Port of Entry (LPOE). Located between San Diego and Tijuana, the San Ysidro LPOE supports 24 northbound vehicle lanes into the United States and six southbound lanes into Mexico. Every day, this land port serves more than 50,000 northbound vehicles and 25,000 northbound pedestrians.
The San Ysidro LPOE is undergoing a major expansion that will include a new northbound inspection facility, primary vehicle inspection booths, secondary inspection area, administration space, and a pedestrian processing facility. A new southbound inspection facility will also be developed, and Interstate 5 will be shifted to the west to align with Mexico’s planned use of a reconstructed entry facility at the vacant Virginia Avenue/El Chaparral commercial facility.
Once complete, the new port design will reduce wait times, increase operational efficiency, and improve border security. Pending Congressional funding, the projected phase duration and completion schedule is listed below:
- Phase 1: December 2009 - July 2014
- Phase 2: To be determined
- Phase 3: To be determined
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