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Archive for October, 2011

121 Things to do in Tijuana

A good list of things to do and a map to show you were there are. See: Tijuego


By the way, a Zonkey, is a Zebra striped Donkey.  

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San Ysidro Border Crossing Update

A ground breaking ceremony was held during February 2011, to kick off the expansion of the San Ysidro port of entry.  A great deal of work going on for several more years including moving the southbound entry to Mexico.  The project is being completed in three phases and full completion is expected during 2016.

So far, the new pedestrian bridge has opened and a second inspection booth that had been added to the existing lanes in order to allow for two vehicles to progress to an inspector at the same time have mostly been removed.  San Ysidro is called the busiest entry point between two countries with approximately 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians crossing each day into the United States.


Phase two is expected to begin during 2013, with the new construction of pedestrian processing facilities.  This phase will likely take more than two years to complete. 


Phase three will begin during 2014 and includes shifting the southbound lanes of Interstate 5  to the West.  This will allow for expansion of the northbound facility from 24 to 34 lanes.  This shift will also allow for the southbound facility in Mexico to be expanded greatly as well.  


The cost to the US is estimated to be $600 million to expand the San Ysidro Port of Entry.  The cost to Mexico to expand the El Chaparral Port of Entry is estimate to be more than $50 million.


See the artist rendition below.  


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