webstationlogos3 KHTK-sports-1140_FINAL-social_125x35b
MISS THE CBS13 NEWS AT 10? See what you missed on our video page

News

Busy US-Mexico Border Crossing Gets Makeover

View Comments
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Don't Miss This

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A rerouting of tens of thousands of vehicles a day begins Thursday at the busiest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Officials say the changes are part of a major expansion that aims to keep lines manageable while allowing for heightened inspections for contraband.

The reconfigured San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, promises to give inspectors from both countries more time and space to search for illegal goods without disrupting motorists.

A week of trial runs eased fears that a sharp turn will create big delays for Mexico-bound motorists.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon drove through an inspection booth Wednesday night and said travelers can expect a smooth trip.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus