SAN DIEGO (CBS) — A groundbreaking ceremony was held late Thursday to expand the world’s busiest land border crossing.
KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports when the San Ysidro border crossing expansion is completed, the number of lanes going south into Tijuana will double into a dozen.READ MORE: Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award Nominees Announced
Once the project is completed, the number of northbound lanes will increase from 24 to 63, along with new secondary and pedestrian areas.
Senator Barbara Boxer was among the public officials who attended the ceremony.READ MORE: Clippers Barely Hold Off Celtics To Seal Victory, 114-111
Boxer says taxpayers can expect improved safety and efficiency once the expansion is finished, along with a better ability to process trade, commerce and people.
Officials expect the project to be completed by 2016.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Prepares For Rose Parade Festivities Amidst Rising COVID-19 Cases
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