Officials are announcing the completion of three freeway connectors that are expected to reduce traffic congestion at the busy Otay Mesa border crossing.
The connectors are linking SR 905 and SR 11 to northbound SR 125.
“The connectors fill in a key missing link in the border infrastructure system, reducing the need for northbound vehicles exiting the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to take circuitous routes on local streets to reach the SR 125 toll road (also known as the South Bay Expressway),” a statement from the San Diego Association of Governments read.
The connectors also will be critical to the operation of the South Bay Rapid –– a high-frequency transit route that will carry passengers from the border to Downtown San Diego, according to the statement. That project is currently under construction, and service is expected to begin in 2018.
According to SANDAG, the connectors will also benefit southern San Diego neighborhoods and Eastern Chula Vista communities by providing them with the option of traveling east on SR 905 and then heading north on SR 125 as a means to bypass congestion on I-805 and I-5.
Authorities are scheduled to officially announce the openings Wednesday.
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