10News reporter Matt Boone interviews people who are affected by the border closure.
TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 27: Cars wait in line to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on January 27, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods from Mexico to pay for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with President Trump over who would pay for Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN YSIDRO (KGTV) - The busiest border crossing in the world, the San Ysidro Port of Entry, is undergoing a major construction project preventing cars from entering Tijuana is continuing today.
"The southbound lane closure on Interstate 5 and I-805, just south of State Route 905, will remain in place until noon on Monday Sept. 25." -CNS
The closure, part of the U.S. General Services Administration's plan to double the number of southbound lanes, is expected to affect tens of thousands of people commuting across the border
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Northbound traffic from Tijuana into San Diego will not be affected.
What the San Ysidro border looks like now (Google maps) vs when construction is over (GSA rendering). pic.twitter.com/j0BzdAuXVE— Matt Boone (@10NewsMatt) September 24, 2017
What the San Ysidro border looks like now (Google maps) vs when construction is over (GSA rendering). pic.twitter.com/j0BzdAuXVE
The lane-expansion project will roughly cost $741 million and is to be completed in 2019.
City News services contributed to this report.