Federal, Local Officials Celebrate Completion Of San Ysidro Port Renovation

San Ysidro Border Crossing- photographer: Phil Konstantin
San Ysidro Border Crossing- photographer: Phil Konstantin

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The U.S. General Services Administration and Customs and Border Protection celebrated the completion today of a 10-year expansion and renovation project at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry.
  
The $741 million project included demolition and reconstruction of the 50-acre complex’s decades-old inspection areas and administration and pedestrian buildings, the addition of a pedestrian crossing on the port’s eastern side, a transportation hub in Tijuana and expanded inspection areas for northbound traffic crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The project’s completion will enable border security agents to process border traffic more efficiently, reducing travel times and supporting future increases in border traffic. The San Diego Association of Governments, the region’s main planning agency, projects cross-border vehicle traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry to rise 87% by 2030.
  
GSA and CBP officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the project’s completion with officials from both sides of the border, including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Tijuana Mayor Arturo Gonzalez Cruz, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez and Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego.

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