Public informational workshops to discuss improvements at the Calexico West Port of Entry will be held this week.

A number of agencies are working together to transition traffic to the expanded Port of Entry in downtown Calexico. The General Services Administration ( GSA ) completed the expansion project in September of 2018 and the City of Calexico began construction to Cesar Chavez Boulevard in the summer of 2018. Various agencies are working to transition traffic to the expanded port. Southbound traffic will begin to use the improved Cesar Chavez Boulevard in mid-June. Motorists will access Cesar Chavez Boulevard via State Routes 111 and 98. The roadway is being widened to five lanes complete with sidewalks , bicycle lanes , lighting , and other improvements. One lane will be designated for local traffic to provide access to local businesses and to westbound 2nd Street. Participating agencies include the City of Calexico , Imperial County Transportation Commission , Caltrans , the Southern California Association of Governments as well as federal agencies. The workshops are scheduled for Thursday , April 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center in Calexico. The presentations are expected to last about three hours.