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State Route 11 and Otay Mesa East Port of Entry

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The State Route 11 (SR 11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project (OME POE) is a joint venture between 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 mega-region that will enhance regional mobility and fuel economic growth and binational trade.

The proposed border improvements will provide fast, predictable, and secure border crossings by constructing a four-lane tolled road connecting directly to a state-of-the-art Customs & Border Protection Land Port of Entry and a California Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.

Additional improvements include:

- New border wait time detection system
- Advanced traveler information to improve route planning
- Optimized port of entry capacity to decrease congestion and wait times

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View project map | Ver mapa del proyecto

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.

Currently, more than 90 percent of California-Mexico trade is moved by truck. 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/OME POE project will facilitate job growth and new economic opportunities for private sectors on both sides of the border.

Reducing vehicle wait times and building in smart technologies will help reduce emissions and improve air quality in the border region.

Project Status

Construction is 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/OME POE project. Crews anticipate breaking ground on the Otay Mesa East POE in summer 2022, with a goal completion date in 2024.

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Project Videos

SR 11 / Otay Mesa East overview (English)
SR 11 / Otay Mesa East overview (Spanish)

SR 11 / Otay Mesa East highlights (English)
SR 11 / Otay Mesa East highlights (Spanish)


February 2021 – English & En Español
December 2020 – English & En Español

News Releases

February 2022- U.S., Mexico Convene Binational Summit on Future Third Port of Entry in San Diego-Baja California Region
June 2021 - California, Mexico pledge enhanced collaboration on future port of entry
October 2021 - Last U.S. Exit Along Eastbound State Route 905 to Move to its Ultimate Configuration
July 2020 - Fossil Discovery at SR-11/Otay Mesa East Construction Zone
July 2019 - SANDAG and Caltrans Celebrate Major Border Infrastructure

Project Managers

Mario Orso, Caltrans-SANDAG Corridor Director
(619) 688-2561,

Nikki Tiongco, Caltrans Project Manager
(619) 822-3424,

Maria Rodriguez-Molina, SANDAG Project Development Program Manager
(619) 699-1906,

Keri Robinson, SANDAG Goods Movement Planner
(619) 699-6954,