What Will The 57-Hour Closure Of San Ysidro Border Crossing Mean For San Diego Traffic?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Anthony Kleppe, land port of entry program manager, U.S. General Services Administration
If you plan to cross into Tijuana through the San Ysidro border crossing next month, you may want to reconsider those plans.
From 3 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 to noon on Monday, Sept. 25, no car traffic will be allowed to cross south of the border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The closure is part of ongoing upgrades at San Ysidro intended to reduce congestion at the border crossing.
But the September shut-down is already being called "carmageddon" for the tens of thousands of drivers it will effect at the busiest land port of entry in the Western Hemisphere.
Anthony Kleppe, land port of entry program manager for the U.S. General Services Administration, the agency overseeing the $741 million expansion project at San Ysidro, talks about what the closure means for drivers, alternate routes and what commuters can expect after the closure.
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