San Ysidro Land Port of Entry


  • Busiest Land Port of Entry in Western Hemisphere
  • 70,000 northbound vehicles processed each day
  • 20,000 northbound pedestrians cross each day
  • Critical economic engine for San Diego - Tijuana region


Graphic that represents the Yield sign

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.

Tenant Agencies: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)


  • 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


  • Phase 1: Completed Summer 2016
  • Phase 2: Summer 2019
  • Phase 3: Summer 2019
  • Virginia Avenue Transit Center: Completed Summer 2016

All phases are fully funded.




Change to Northbound Pedestrian Crossing

Travelers on the east side of the port will continue to use a temporary processing facility within the Milo building. The approach from Mexico remains the same. PedWest is also an option for those traveling on the west side of the port.

Roadway Fencing Project

From June 18 through August 26, fencing will be repaired and replaced starting from where southbound vehicle traffic lanes enter Mexico and extending to where the roadway turns toward El Chaparral. For full details, read the traffic advisory.


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.


Cambios al Cruce de Peatones Hacia el Norte

Los viajeros cruzando por el lado este de la garita usaran una nueva instalación peatonal en el edificio Milo. El acceso desde México sigue siendo el mismo. La instalación PedWest también es una opción para el público viajando por el lado oeste de la garita.


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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