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Southbound Vehicle Traffic at San Ysidro Port Detours to Otay Mesa Port During I-5 & I-805 Closures South of SR 905

September 18, 2017

Traffic Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 18, 2017

What: As part of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) modernization and expansion project, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will completely close southbound vehicle traffic on the Interstate 5 (I-5) and 805 (I-805) freeways south of the California State Route (SR) 905 freeway for a period of 57 hours, lasting from Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 a.m. to Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12 p.m. This will effectively shut down southbound vehicular crossing to El Chaparral through the LPOE.

  • All southbound vehicular traffic on the I-5 and I-805 freeways will be completely closed and drivers will be rerouted to the 905 freeway.

  • All vehicles travelling south to Mexico during this period are advised to use the Otay Mesa LPOE, located about nine miles east of San Ysidro. The Otay Mesa LPOE is located at 9777 Via de la Amistad, San Diego, Calif., 92154 and is accessible via the SR 905 east and 125 south freeways.

  • The closure is necessary in order to safely disassemble the existing southbound vehicle inspection canopy over the I-5 south freeway at the port.

  • Additional roadwork and the installation of underground utilities will occur as part of around-the-clock operations during this 57 hour closure.

Where: I-5 and I-805 freeways south of the California SR 905 freeway

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 a.m. to Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12 p.m.

What: In order to safely disassemble the southbound vehicle inspection canopy over the I-5 south freeway, there will be intermittent lane closures of the three westernmost exit lanes to I-5 N just beyond the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) primary inspection booths during the 57 hour weekend closure. On September 23, 2017 from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. all three westernmost exit lanes will be closed. From September 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. through September 25, 2017 at 12 p.m. there will be limited closures of one to two lanes. Travelers are urged to monitor posted signage and traffic control measures as they exit the primary inspection booths.

Note: The easternmost exit lanes to I-5 N will remain open during this period. .

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 a.m. to Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Where: The three westernmost exit lanes to I-5 N at the San Ysidro LPOE just beyond the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) primary inspection booths.

What: On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12 p.m., the I-5 and the I-805 south freeways will reopen following the 57-hour closure with a total of three available lanes for southbound traffic into Mexico. The lane reduction, from five to three, is scheduled to be in effect for a period of 9 weeks, concluding on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 8 a.m. This lane reduction is necessary to remove existing cast-in-place barriers and to facilitate the construction of the temporary I-5 south curve to El Chaparral and Phase 3 permanent infrastructure work.

Travelers may experience higher than normal southbound vehicle traffic conditions during this period. They are advised to plan ahead or use the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE) as an alternative. The Otay Mesa LPOE is located at 9777 Via de la Amistad, San Diego, Calif., 92154 and is accessible via the California State Routes 905 east and 125 south freeways.

Travelers are advised to monitor traffic reports and posted signage; and reduce speed through the construction zone. Signs will be posted to announce changes in traffic patterns in the construction area.

Where: I-5 south freeway south of the Camino de la Plaza overpass.

When: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12 p.m. through Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 8 a.m.

For more information about the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry expansion and renovation project, visit www.gsa.gov/sanysidro.

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