STATE OF CALIFORNIA - BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
District 11, P.O. Box 85406, San Diego, CA 92186-5406
STATE ROUTE 7 & COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
**PROJECT COMPLETED OCTOBER 1996 **
- Construct a four-lane highway from the port of entry to State Route
- Serve the planned port of entry east of Calexico which will handle all
- Relieve congestion at existing crossing in Calexico
- Ensure trucking industry compliance with California laws
The plans call for constructing 1.2 miles of four-lane highway near Calexico
from the international border to State Route 98. The highway will serve
the new port of entry which is expected to handle a high volume of commercial
truck traffic. A new commercial vehicle enforcement facility will also be
constructed to ensure that all commercial vehicles are inspected.
State Route 7: The federal government plans to open the new port of
entry in the fall of 1996. Construction on SR-7 was completed March 1996
and will accommodate the port of entry traffic when the new port opens.
The cost of this project was $9.3 million, including construction and right
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (CVEF): The CVEF will facilitate
the inspection of trucks entering California for compliance with various
laws and regulations including, weight, vehicle maintenance and license,
and air quality. The California Highway Patrol will be the lead agency with
several other state and county agencies also participating. The facility
was completed in October 1996, with the official opening ceremony held December
2, 1996. The cost of the facility was $9 million.
More than 19,000 vehicles per day are expected to use SR-7.
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