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Permanent Southbound Roadway Opens at the Calexico West Port of Entry

New roadway to reduce traffic congestion and support CBP Officer safety and operations

CALEXICO, Calif. ㅡ The U.S. General Services Administration announces the opening of the new, permanent southbound roadway at the Calexico West Land Port of Entry on May 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Part of Phase 2A of the port’s larger modernization and expansion project, the new roadway to Mexico supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s security mission while providing the traveling public with an expanded and modern border crossing facility with five southbound vehicle inspection lanes and booths. The entrance to the permanent roadway remains at the intersection of West Second Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

“The project team is happy to complete work on this critical phase of construction and wish to thank the greater Calexico-Mexicali community for their patience during construction,” said Dan Brown, GSA Region 9 Public Buildings Service Commissioner. “I want to recognize the collective efforts of everyone in the community, the project team and everyone involved with the construction for working through the challenges and not losing sight of the long term improvement. We expect that the five new inspection booths, increased queuing capacity, and new bridge will significantly enhance the traveling experience.”

Work on Phase 2A continues with the installation of a pre-primary vehicle inspection area shade canopy, a new administration building, employee parking area, and six additional northbound vehicle inspection lanes.

CBP anticipates higher than normal northbound border crossing wait times through the duration of Phase 2A construction work, and advises travelers to prepare for potential delays, or consider Calexico East as an alternative. Border wait times can be monitored 24/7 at

For more information about the Calexico West LPOE reconfiguration and expansion project, visit the Calexico West project page.


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