22-lane pedestrian crossing opens at San Ysidro Port of Entry

Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 11:59:17-04

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) - Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro is going to get a lot easier for travelers thanks to a 22-lane pedestrian-processing facility opening Wednesday.

The new northbound crossing at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is expected to help more than 20,000 pedestrians who cross from Tijuana into San Diego on a daily basis. The Ped East facility is part of “Phase 2” of the U.S. General Services Administration’s project to modernize and expand the Land Port of Entry.

The $740 million project has been in the works for about 10 years.

The pedestrian-processing facility will serve as an additional northbound crossing point for travelers on the Port’s east side. It is expected to help reduce northbound wait times, while also providing more modernized infrastructure for Customs and Border Protection agents.