The State Route 11 (SR 11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry (POE) Project is a joint venture between the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and Caltrans, in collaboration with state and federal partners in the U.S. and Mexico, to create a 21st century border crossing for the San Diego-Baja California region that will enhance regional mobility and fuel economic growth and binational trade. The new port of entry will be clean, green, and smart. 

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Project Purpose and Need

As the U.S.-Mexico border region grows, there is a need to improve the commercial movement of goods, services, and passengers through an efficient, integrated system to bolster the local, state, federal, and international economies. In 2019, the Otay Mesa and Tecate ports of entry processed a combined $48.3 billion in total bilateral trade, and that number is expected to grow over the coming years. The SR 11/Otay Mesa East POE project will facilitate job growth and new economic opportunities for private sectors on both sides of the border.

Project Benefits

This project will reduce vehicle wait times and greenhouse gas emissions that will improve air quality in the border region. These improvements will provide a direct connection to the new port of entry, helping to enable fast, predictable, and secure border crossings.

Project Status

Construction is currently underway on the final segment of SR 11, the future toll road, and the SR 125/SR 11/SR 905 southbound connector ramps which are part of the overall SR 11/Otay Mesa East POE project.  For additional project information, please visit

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