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Carmegeddon At The Border Starts Saturday

Traffic in the U.S. enters Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing, the worl...

Photo by David McNew

Above: Traffic in the U.S. enters Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing, the world's busiest, on June 27, 2008 in Tijuana, Mexico.

Carmegeddon At The Border Starts Saturday

GUEST:

Jason Wells, executive director, San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce

Transcript

Carmageddon at the border is here.

Interstate 5 will be closed to southbound car traffic entering Mexico from San Ysidro starting at 3 a.m. Saturday.

The closure, which is part of ongoing infrastructure improvements that aim to reduce congestion and wait times, will run through noon on Monday.

RELATED: What Will The 57-Hour Closure Of San Ysidro Border Crossing Mean For San Diego Traffic?

The San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce is trying to turn the closure into a positive for local businesses.

Jason Wells, the executive director of the chamber, joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss how the chamber plans to capitalize on carmageddon.

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