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Temporary Northbound Vehicle Lane Closures at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry

Work is part of the port’s low-embodied carbon concrete paving project

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced a series of temporary lane closures affecting northbound privately owned vehicle (POV) inspection lanes at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE). The work will require temporary northbound vehicle lane closures on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 and Thursday, February 2, 2023. During this period, two northbound POV inspection lanes will be closed at a time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The temporary lane closures are necessary to perform precursory work ahead of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funded low-embodied carbon concrete paving project at the port. Drivers should anticipate possible delays, monitor traffic signs, and reduce speeds near and around the construction work area.

What’s Happening

What: A series of temporary lane closures impacting two northbound vehicle inspection lanes at a time.

Where: Northbound privately owned vehicle inspection lanes at the Otay Mesa LPOE.

When: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 2.

As one of the busiest ports in California, the asphalt surfaces at the Otay Mesa LPOE suffer from cracks, potholes, and erosion from the thousands of vehicles that cross every day. GSA’s concrete paving project, set to start late Summer 2023, will replace asphalt surfaces with  low-embodied carbon concrete, which is more resilient and requires less frequent maintenance and replacement.

GSA is responsible for constructing and maintaining LPOEs along the nation’s borders in partnership with and support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection and other federal inspection agencies. Through the BIL, GSA is modernizing LPOEs along the Canadian and Mexican borders. These upgrades will strengthen supply chains, create good-paying jobs, enhance safety and security, and provide sustainable solutions to keep these ports operating efficiently and effectively for years to come.

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