FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
SAN DIEGO – Today, the California Transportation Commission approved $22.7M in Trade Corridor Enhancement Program grant funding to construct the La Media Road Improvements Project (the Project) in Otay Mesa.
The Project consists of widening La Media Road from State Route 905 to the U.S.-Mexico border, critical for southbound truck traffic heading to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. The Project will also improve drainage at the intersection of La Media Road and Airway Road.
According to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in 2019, California exported nearly $30 billion worth of goods to Mexico. More than 2 million trucks carried $48 billion in imported and exported goods through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in 2019.
“The La Media Road Project is a critical trade corridor for our economy in California,” said Councilmember Vivian Moreno. “This project will repair a vital piece of our freight transportation network and alleviate congestion by reducing truck idling and congestion caused by trucks on local streets.”
The Trade Corridor Enhancement Program funds infrastructure improvements on federally designated Trade Corridors of National and Regional Significance, on the Primary Freight Network, and along corridors that have a high volume of freight movement, as determined by the Commission.
The total estimated cost of the Project is $42.7 million. More information on La Media Road Improvement Project can be found here.