Ken Harrison 11:30 a.m., July 29
New northbound lanes at San Ysidro POE to open Friday
Five new traffic lanes hope to shorten wait times, pedestrian lane opened Tuesday
The San Ysidro port of entry plans to open up five new northbound traffic lanes on Friday, August 16. According to the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat, the new lanes will put San Ysidro at the highest northbound capacity of all time with 25 lanes. The lanes will be directed through an old access road, which was previously known as Puerta Mexico.
Wait times have been a constant struggle at San Ysidro, backing up traffic onto Tijuana city streets. Many cross-border travelers have diverted to the Otay Mesa port of entry or have stopped crossing the border all together.
On Tuesday, August 13, improvements were unveiled at the San Ysidro pedestrian line. New kiosks and a “ready line” have been opened with hopes to speed up wait times.
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