Temporary Northbound Vehicle Lane Closure at the Calexico East 

Temporary closure is part of the port’s bridge expansion project to increase capacity 

SAN DIEGO ㅡ The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) announce the temporary lane closure of the easternmost northbound privately owned vehicle (POV) inspection lane at the Calexico East Land Port of Entry. The closure will begin Feb. 22 at 6 a.m. and last until March 27 at 10 p.m. The closure is part of the larger bridge expansion project at the port to better the region’s economic competitiveness by expanding the number of lanes over the All-American Canal. These lanes will improve CBP’s ability to better utilize its inspection infrastructure, allow for better lane segmentation, and better serve the dynamic Imperial County economy.

Map identifying lane closure for Calexico East. Two lanes to the far right are open and the third lane is closed.

During this period, the two westernmost lanes will remain open continuously. Drivers should anticipate possible delays, monitor traffic signs, and reduce speeds near and around the construction work area. Local CBP officials invite the traveling public to consider Calexico West as an alternative.

What’s Happening

What: A temporary lane closure impacting the easternmost northbound vehicle inspection lane. 

Where: Northbound privately owned vehicle inspection lanes at the Calexico East LPOE.

When: From Feb. 22 at 6 a.m. to March 27 at 10 p.m.

Every year, over 453,000 commercial trucks and 2.6 million vehicles enter the U.S. through Calexico East LPOE. The additional lanes will help reduce congestion on the bridge and provide safety, air quality, and economic benefits for the trucks that cross through the port, which carry an estimated $20 billion in exports and imports annually. 

For more information about the Calexico East bridge reconfiguration and expansion project, visit the Calexico East Imperial County Transportation Commission page.

Members of the traveling public can monitor vehicle wait times via Border Wait Times (https://bwt.cbp.gov/) or download the BWT app on their smartphone via the Apple App Store and Google Play to assist in planning their travels. Wait times are updated on an hourly basis.

If you are a frequent international traveler and have not already become a member of a trusted traveler program, sign up now. For more information, please visit: Official Trusted Traveler Program Website | Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov).


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing over $100 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.

About CBP: CBP officers at the border crossing in Southern California stop illegal activity while processing millions of legitimate travelers into the United States. Understand that everyone who applies for entry into the U.S. is subject to inspection. CBP officers may conduct a search of your person, your luggage and vehicle in order to enforce our laws as well as protect other travelers.

About ICTC: The Imperial County Transportation Commission was established under Senate Bill 607 (SB 607 - Ducheny) which was approved by the California Legislature and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. As a county transportation commission, ICTC member agencies are enabled to exercise basic initiative and leadership in the transportation planning and programming process. The ICTC is also responsible for the administration and oversight of the Imperial County public transit system, the Local Transportation Authority, the Imperial Valley Resource Management Agency and the Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies. The ICTC acts in accordance with all applicable laws and statutes for county transportation commissions. For more information, please visit www.imperialctc.org.