Pedestrian Bridge Extension Work Temporarily Closes Otay Mesa Transit Center

September 8, 2020

MTS operations relocate to Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad till Spring 2021

A map showing the relocation of bus stops from the Otay Mesa Transit Center to their temporary positions near Roll Drive
A map showing the relocation of bus stops from the Otay Mesa Transit Center to their temporary positions near Roll Drive. Image courtesy MTS.

OTAY MESA, Calif. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announce a six-month closure of the existing northbound walkway to the MTS transit center at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in order to build a new northbound extension ramp that will better connect to the nearby Otay Mesa Transit Center. As a result, MTS bus operations at the transit center will cease and will be temporarily relocated to the intersection of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad during this period. On Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 6 a.m., the northbound pedestrian walkway to the MTS Transit Center will close temporarily until Spring 2021.

To accommodate pedestrian travelers, MTS will shift their bus operations to the intersection of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad for bus routes 905, 909, 950, and Rapid 225. For pedestrians crossing through the Otay Mesa LPOE, this intersection can be reached by continuing northbound on Roll Drive immediately upon exiting the pedestrian inspection building.

This work is part of the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry’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.

What: GSA is temporarily closing the existing northbound pedestrian walkway from the pedestrian bridge. MTS is temporarily closing the Otay Mesa Transit Station and shifting operations to a nearby location.

Where: The northbound pedestrian walkway at the Otay Mesa LPOE and the nearby MTS Transit Center. MTS will be conducting operations at the intersection of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad.

When: From Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 6 a.m. to Spring 2021.

The traveling public should follow signage that guides pedestrian travelers to the temporary MTS transit locations. For more information about the MTS Transit Center relocation, this link shows the complete list of service changes for MTS in September. For more information about the Otay Mesa LPOE modernization and expansion, please follow this link to the project website.


For MTS inqueries, please reach out to Marcial Gutierrez, 619-744-5292.

Otay Mesa Pedestrian Bridge
The northbound pedestrian bridge extension will provide the traveling public with a more direct route to the MTS Otay Mesa Transit Center. Note: The current pedestrian bridge remains open. The walkway to the transit center will be closed for the duration of construction. Access to the southbound pedestrian crossing remains unaffected. Photograph by Atkinson/Clark JV, Gruen Associates, & Jones Studio

Last Reviewed: 2020-09-08