With the support of the government of Baja California, the San Ysidro border will have 5 more lanes that will be in operation in about forty days from now.
The management over these new lanes will be given to CBP to operate in.
"We will have 5 lanes ready in 40 days, which is the time that we will need to modify the former SIAVE site that was originally planned to be used when "El Chaparral" would get too congested with traffic. However, given the need that now has been presented, the decision was made to add them to the San Ysidro border crossing," said Flores Vasquez, Secretary of Infrastructure and Urban Development of Baja California.
This news now comes almost right after the announcement of federal budget cuts in the United States that will affect the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The construction of these new lanes adds up to an investment of more than three million pesos (about 240 thousand U.S. dollars), and has a capacity of about 300 cars per lane. These lanes are expected to be in full operation by the end of March 2013.