East Otay Mesa – U.S.-Mexico Border
State Route 11 (SR 11) and a new Port of Entry (POE) at East Otay Mesa will improve the efficient movement of people, goods, and services between the United States and Mexico. Scheduled to open in 2017, this new POE and three-mile, four-lane state highway will connect the U.S.-Mexico border to key regional, state, and international highways. In the United States, SR 11 will connect to State Routes 905 and 125. In Mexico, the corridor will connect the new POE to the Tijuana-Tecate and Tijuana-Ensenada free and toll roads.
The new POE at East Otay Mesa will help reduce traffic at the existing San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry. The border crossing also will provide an alternate entry for commercial traffic that currently is limited to the Otay Mesa POE. SR 11 will help reduce congestion on surface streets and will provide an important link to the region’s freeway network.
- 10 private vehicle lanes
- 10 commercial vehicle lanes
- Open 24 hours
- Maximum wait time of around 20 minutes
- Variable tolling mechanism
- Toll collected in both northbound and southbound directions
- Violation rate equal to 1% of trips through new POE
- Increase accessible transportation options
- Reduce daily travel time
- Enable individuals to participate effectively in a dynamic, global economy
- Improving and resolving border issues
- Reducing traffic congestion
- Improve infrastructure such as roads, railways, airports, cyber infrastructure, and the port