Otay Mesa Port of Entry’s New Pedestrian Bridge Extension Opens Sept 5

August 30, 2021

MTS returns bus operations to Otay Mesa Transit Center

OTAY MESA, Calif. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announce the opening of the new northbound pedestrian bridge extension and the reopening of the MTS transit center at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 4 a.m. This new northbound pedestrian ramp extension will reduce the distance pedestrians are required to travel by more than 525 feet as they proceed from the port to the Otay Mesa Transit Center.

MTS will, simultaneously, shift terminals for bus routes 905, 950, and Rapid 225 back to the Otay Mesa Transit Center and cease operations at the intersection of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad. Scheduled bus stops for route 909 will continue at Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad.

Pedestrians traveling from the port to the MTS transit center will cross the pedestrian bridge going westbound and will then take the new northbound pedestrian bridge extension to the transit center. Directional signage will be in place to guide travelers.

This work is part of the port’s $137.2 million modernization and expansion project which includes the modernization of the existing pedestrian inspection facility and increases the number of inspection booths from six to 12. This portion of the project highlights GSA’s commitment to including better connections to transit as part of our Land Ports of Entry projects. GSA is grateful for the partnership of MTS and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in delivering this important improvement to San Diego’s transit infrastructure.

What: The new northbound pedestrian bridge extension leading to the MTS transit center will open. MTS will shift its bus operations back to the Otay Mesa Transit Station and end its temporary operations at the intersection of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad.

Where: The northbound pedestrian walkway at the Otay Mesa LPOE and the nearby MTS Transit Center, located at 9475½ Nicola Tesla Court San Diego, Calif. 92154

When: Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 4 a.m.

Travelers are advised to follow the posted signage to the new pedestrian bridge extension and the MTS transit center. For more information about MTS operations and service changes click here. For more information about the Otay Mesa LPOE modernization and expansion, please see the project web page.

Last Reviewed: 2021-08-30