STATE OF CALIFORNIA - BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
District 11, P.O. Box 85406, San Diego, CA 92186-5406
FACT SHEET

STATE ROUTE 7 & COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
ENFORCEMENT FACILITY

**PROJECT COMPLETED OCTOBER 1996 **


OVERALL GOALS Project Map

THE PLANS
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.

THE PROJECTS
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 of way.

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.

TRAFFIC
More than 19,000 vehicles per day are expected to use SR-7.

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