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Expansion at Otay Mesa port will be ready in 2023: there will be a new room for I-94 permits

In addition, lines at the port of entry will be doubled

Have you noticed in the last few weeks that some of the car lanes to cross to San Diego have been closing? This is because of the awaited expansion of the Otay Mesa port of entry, which will make visitors’ stay much more comfortable and also aims to decrease waiting times to cross into the United States.

The temporary lane closures are necessary to perform precursory work ahead of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funded low-embodied carbon concrete paving project at the port,” U.S. General Services Administration said on their official website.

The last date of these closures is expected to be February 17 from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The investment for this project, according to a press conference by the GSA Projects Director is 140 million dollars, an amount that had never been invested at the port of entry since it began operations 30 years ago.

The land Otay Mesa port of entry is California’s most active commercial port. GSA is carrying out a project to modernize and expand the current port,” they said in a statement.

In addition, they revealed that in a few months this project will conclude, which means it will be finished in 2023. It should be noted that among the improvements made there will be a Sentri room, an I-94 permits room, and new inspection booths at the pedestrian crossing, increasing from 6 to 12.

The Otay Mesa port of entry registers around 70,000 vehicle crossings, while the pedestrian crossing registers more than 20,000 every day, which is why these modifications are important.

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