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Preliminary site work begins for Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry pedestrian walkway project

Upcoming project will replace and upgrade walkway flooring

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced a series of hole-drilling operations in the pedestrian walkway just before and after the pedestrian inspection building at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE). The work will occur on Monday, May 1, 2023, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will not require pedestrian lane closures or otherwise impact pedestrian inspection operations. During this time, the contractor will erect temporary barrier safety fencing around the boring site and employ sound-dampening blankets to minimize noise levels. The work is necessary to perform precursory work ahead of the larger project to replace and upgrade the pedestrian walkway floor at the port.

What’s Happening

What: Hole-boring operations in the pedestrian walkway. 

Where: Northbound pedestrian walkway just before and after the pedestrian inspection building at the Otay Mesa LPOE

When: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023.

As one of the busiest pedestrian ports in California, the northbound pedestrian walkway surface at the Otay Mesa LPOE is approaching the end of its useful life cycle and requires replacement. A GSA flooring project will replace the current ceramic flooring surface in the northbound pedestrian walkway with a more durable concrete paver surface that requires less frequent maintenance and replacement.

Learn more about this and all other projects at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry at

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