Otay Mesa East Port of Entry
The Otay Mesa East Port of Entry is a planned border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, approximately 2 miles east of the existing Otay Mesa Port of Entry. The crossing will connect the Otay Centenario borough of Tijuana with East Otay Mesa in unincorporated San Diego County, an as-yet undeveloped area slotted for future development including a business park. Although the crossing will allow cars and pedestrians, it is mainly designed for trucks and commercial vehicles.
In July 2014, Mexican Undersecretary of Infrastructure of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation Raúl Murrieta Cummings and the Secretary of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Brian P. Kelly, signed a memorandum of understanding to build and put the new port of entry into operation. It was expected to be ready as early as 2017, and provide 27 northbound lanes from Tijuana to San Diego and 8 southbound lanes. The cost is estimated to be 2 billion Mexican pesos (about 106 million US dollars).
As of June 2017, construction has not started and with the lack of Mexican interest in the project due to the proposed toll, the opening date has been pushed back to 2021.
- "Otay Mesa East Port of Entry / State Route 11 Presidential Permit Application", 2007, SANDAG and California Department of Transportation District 11
- "East Otay Mesa Business Park Specific Plan", 2010, County of San Diego: Board of Supervisors Archived 2014-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Mexico, U.S. California agree to build new border crossing", Xinhua, 2014-07-31
- "México y EU abrirán nuevo cruce internacional II-Otay", Milenio, 2014-07-31
- "2 mil millones cuesta garita Otay II: Sidue", El Sol de Tijuana, 2014-05-31