Caltrans and SANDAG opened a key freeway connector in Otay Mesa on Tuesday that guarantees to considerably enhance cross-border visitors.
The $28.9 million undertaking connects southbound Route 125 to westbound Route 905, which in flip connects the ports of entry at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa.
“The opening of the brand new connector marks a pivotal step ahead in enhancing the motion of individuals and items all through our binational mega-region,” mentioned Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda. “With a brand new direct westbound connection from East County, we are going to assist alleviate visitors congestion and journey delays that in flip will enhance border area mobility.”
California Transportation Commissioner larissa Falcon mentioned the brand new connector “helps obtain our imaginative and prescient of a border hall that’s interconnected with all the area, selling transportation fairness and financial development for each nations.”
The undertaking can even join a future third port of entry at Otay Mesa East, with a devoted extension of Route 11 set to interrupt floor subsequent month.
“The completion of SR 11 shall be a monumental step ahead within the improvement of the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry,” mentioned Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas. “As we speak, we’re one step nearer to realizing an modern new border crossing that may scale back wait occasions, foster commerce development, and strengthen our binational financial system.”