Ampliación del Puente Todo Americano en la Garita Mexicali II
DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTOEl Proyecto está ubicado en el Condado de Imperial aproximadamente 1 milla al sur de la Ruta Estatal 7 en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. El puente cerca de la frontera se ampliará para agregar dos nuevos carriles para camiones en dirección norte y dos nuevos carriles para vehículos regulares en dirección norte para reducir las demoras en la frontera. La pasarela peatonal en dirección norte será mejorada e incluirá un nuevo dosel para proteger del sol del desierto a las personas que caminan hacia las casetas.¿QUÉ HAY POR DELANTE?Está previsto que la ampliación del puente (Fase 1) se abra en el otoño de 2023 para el tráfico comercial. Las fases adicionales incluyen carriles adicionales para pasajeros y un nuevo cruce de peatones. La finalización del proyecto está prevista provisionalmente para principios o mediados de 2024.
Calexico Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC)
The Imperial County Transportation Commission, in partnership with the City of Calexico is designing and constructing a new Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) in the City of Calexico. The Calexico ITC will serve as a regional mobility hub that will accommodate bus bays for Imperial Valley Transit, IVT RIDE, Calexico Mobility On-Demand, Calexico Transit, Farm Labor Buses, taxis, and Greyhound or other interregional bus services.
Forrester Road Improvements
This project strives to improve the safety, mobility and connectivity of the region while minimizing impacts to right of way, the environment, and community.” PROJECT FEATURES INCLUDED:Near Term Improvements – Temp BypassMidterm Improvements – BypassLong Term Improvements – 4 Lane Expressway
Long Range Transportation Plan Update
The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) is preparing an update to the Long Range Transportation Plan that will provide a detailed roadmap of the regional transportation system of Imperial County for the next 30 years. The LRTP will identify transportation priorities, funding, and policies necessary to move Imperial County forward.
SR-86 Border Patrol Checkpoint Expansion
The Average Annual Daily Traffic: 6,600 Vehicles, 36% Truck TrafficThe Existing Checkpoint has one primary lane for cars and trucksPlanned Improvements: Install a canopy with 2 northbound primary inspection lanes on the existing SR-86Have one dedicated truck inspection lane to secondary inspections
Interstate 8 Imperial Avenue Interchange
MEETING TRAFFIC DEMANDSTraffic in the project area is primarily associated with the growth in international trade and travel between the United States and Mexico as well as travel onto and from Imperial Avenue north of I-8. The Imperial Avenue interchange experiences congestion in the morning and afternoon hours. Approximately 16,000-27,000 vehicles per day use this section on I-8. By 2025, traffic on this portion of I-8 is projected too almost double.SECURING DOLLARSThe $44 million project is funded through the State Regional Improvement Program and the Federal High Priority Projects Program.WHAT’S AHEAD?Project construction began April 2020 and is scheduled for completion early 2023. The I-8 Imperial Avenue Interchange is expected to open to traffic mid-2022.
Mobility Hub Strategy
Regional Mobility Hub Implementation Strategy for Imperial and San Diego Counties The Imperial County Transportation Commission and the San Diego Association of Governments have collaborated to develop a Regional Mobility Hub Implementation Strategy to demonstrate how transportation services, amenities, and supporting technologies can work together to make it easier for communities to access transit and other shared mobility choices.The Mobility Hub Features Catalog is a resource for regional agencies, local jurisdictions, transit operators, and private service providers as they collaborate to implement mobility hubs around the region. Three mobility hub prototype sites were identified in the Imperial Valley – El Centro, Brawley, and Imperial Valley College. An Implementation Considerations memo recommends strategies to facilitate mobility hubs including planning and policies, allocating space for hub features, data sharing, and public-private partnerships. An Equity Considerations memo summarizes some benefits, challenges, and best practices associated with the equitable implementation of mobility hubs so that everyone benefits.
Regional Active Transportation Plan
Agencies are making improvements to support bicycling and walking in order to create healthier, more active communities. Numerous environmental, health, and economic benefits are attributed to bicycling and walking, especially as substitutes for travel by motor vehicle. Allowing residents to walk and bike enables them to be more physically active in their daily routines and have cleaner air. The project team will work with the ICTC, stakeholders, and the community to assess needs, evaluate existing streets, identify, and prioritize recommendations that encourage people to walk and bike more. The result will be an action plan that supports active transportation, economic development, and equitable mobility options. The ATP will help ICTC be competitive when applying for grants that help implement projects.PROJECT FEATURES INCLUDED:Recommendations for interregional connectionsRecommendations for regional and local performance measuresFunded and unfunded comprehensive list of projects