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Temporary Northbound Vehicle Lane Closures Continue at 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 new series of temporary northbound privately owned vehicle (POV) inspection lane closures at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE). From Wednesday, February 8, 2023, to Friday, February 10, 2023, and from Tuesday, February 14, 2023, to Friday, February 17, 2023, two northbound POV lanes at a time will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day. The temporary lane closures are necessary to conduct a topological survey 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. 8 to Friday, Feb. 10, and again Tuesday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 17.

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