Second Lane Reopens At Port Of Entry
The U.S. General Services Administration reopened all southbound vehicle lanes at the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on Monday morning, May 15. The reopening comes following a continuous lane closure that started in early January 2017 to accommodate the installation of underground utilities as part of the Calexico West LPOE Expansion and Renovation Project.
The westernmost lane of the SR-111 at the port, previously reconfigured to accommodate southbound vehicle traffic, will, again, be utilized for northbound traffic.
Despite efforts to work around it, having only a single lane meant long lines at times for those heading into Mexico. Traffic would back up almost to the city limits, and make the east port of entry a more attractive option. That would often add considerable driving time to every trip though.
GSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) thanked the community for their patience during the recent lane closures.