Monday, October 28, 2013
Contact: Caltrans Public Information Officer Donny Phonea
Phone: (619) 688-6670
SR-11 Construction Contract Awarded
SAN DIEGO – Coffman Specialties Inc. of San Diego has been awarded the $49.7 million contract for construction of the first segment of the State Route 11 (SR-11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project, according to Caltrans.
This portion of the project is funded with state voter-approved Proposition 1B Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF) money. Construction is expected to begin early next year and completed in spring 2016.
Construction includes the State Route 905 (SR-905)/SR-11 freeway-to-freeway connectors along with SR-11, a new four-lane highway from SR-905 to Enrico Fermi Drive.
The average daily traffic volume is estimated to be 6,500 vehicles on opening day and 66,000 by 2035. The project will help relieve traffic congestion and shorten wait times at the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry. It will also serve as a continuous link to the Tijuana-Rosarito Corridor in Baja California, Mexico.
Caltrans is working in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to build the project. Find out more about the project at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/facts/11_OtayEast.pdf.
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