PedWest Border Crossing


PedWest is the new West Pedestrian border crossing access northbound at Chaparral between Tijuana and San Ysidro, with 12 lanes and I-94 permit processing

The U.S. – Mexican border along San Ysidro and Tijuana is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere, where thousands of people pass each day. However the current port ofentry, built in the 1970s, now requires extensive expansion projects to
accommodate existing and future traffic. To match that growth and better meet the traveling public’s changing needs, the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) is undergoing a major expansion and realignment project which
will increase the number of northbound inspection booths to 63 spread over 34 lanes. This includes the recent construction of the new pedestrian walkway and crossing on the east side of the port.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is currently constructing an additional southbound and northbound pedestrian crossing on the west side of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) to complement the existing
pedestrian crossing on the east side. The design includes ten northbound and two reversible southbound pedestrian processing lanes and conveniently serves the traveling public on the west side of San Ysidro. This facility was
originally planned to be constructed during the last phase of the project, Phase III. GSA is proud to be working with a binational group of local, state and federal partner agencies to expedite its construction ahead of schedule
to better serve the local communities.

The current concept envisions a new intermodal transit center that will be able to accommodate taxis, buses, jitneys, pedicab and privately owned vehicles (POVs) dropping off and picking up passengers. Additionally, the new
multimodal transit center and Virginia Avenue improvements are conveniently located on the west side of the pedestrian bridge to connect the community to mass transit through the San Diego Metropolitan Transit
System’s trolley’s blue line and buses. This $8 million project is jointly funded by GSA and the Caltrans District 11 using Coordinated Border Infrastructure program funds administered by Federal Highway Administration. The facility
is a collaborative effort that involves the federal government, Caltrans, the City of San Diego, MTS, and SANDAG.