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[*] posted on 7-9-2018 at 06:47 AM
Calixico West crossing


New border is opening. The mexico side is still unknown. Here is the US side


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[*] posted on 7-9-2018 at 07:52 AM


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[*] posted on 7-9-2018 at 08:56 AM


Thanks for the info, that has been my choice of entry points for a while now. I had a little trouble reconciling the link posted because Ceasar Chavez is also called out as River Rd on some maps.



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[*] posted on 7-9-2018 at 09:05 AM


I hope that the Mexican side has the wisdom to add more parking spots for INM if they really want us to all get FMM tourist cards!



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[*] posted on 7-10-2018 at 02:02 PM


Speak Spanish?
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[*] posted on 7-11-2018 at 06:22 PM
I will second that motion!!


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I hope that the Mexican side has the wisdom to add more parking spots for INM if they really want us to all get FMM tourist cards!


When we have several vehicles going in together at least one of our guys gets seriously hassled, maybe even paying an assessment, for parking in places that were not proper.
Total bummer...
If they want us to comply with immigration issues then they should provide some reasonable parking.
The ingress at San Ysidro is marvelous in the big parking layout
Very convenient and very efficient!!
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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 08:28 AM
Video of new Mexicali West entrance drive.


Looks like a big deal and totally new. The video ends before I could tell where they were in relation to the street for San Felipe with the train tracks in the center. Maybe a whole new way?

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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 08:48 AM


The old entry point was tight on parking spaces, but at least I knew where to get the FMM! I am guessing that to get one now, I will have to keep to the left, but would appreciate a confirmation if someone passes through there in the near future.

It is good to see that 'stop' signs are just a suggestion.




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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 10:20 AM


From the video and maps it looks like the new exit is on to Calzada de Los Presidentes.
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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 11:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  


It is good to see that 'stop' signs are just a suggestion.


Just more opportunities for Mexicalli's finest to score a bit of spending money.




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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 12:56 AM


Video was from Mary at Playa Mexico... She needed to renew her FMM but the nice new building (on the left) at the new border was not yet staffed so they directed her to drive north a block or two to the original crossing area. Give then time, it will be ready mañana!

My guess that from the border they will direct us down some new system of roads that eventually merge back into the former route? Look for signs saying San Felipe, Mexico #5, Puertecitos, etc. The Hwy. 2 for San Luis R.C., Sonora braches off the original road, 5 miles from the border. That fork (train track crossing) in Km. 0 for the San Felipe highway.




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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 03:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  


It is good to see that 'stop' signs are just a suggestion.


I ran one on accident at San Luis just after the red light/green light a couple years back. Cost me $40.




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[*] posted on 7-31-2018 at 04:15 PM
new west crossing


new crossing once you are in mexico did not work for us, we must have missed a left turn?? We drove a long way last week and ended in a dead end, had to back track and then did an old-time jump across some barriers for road work, we were definitely off-roading for a bit, going to have to try something different next time Don't know yet how to get back to old crossing and get our FMMs
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[*] posted on 7-31-2018 at 07:22 PM


From what Mary at Playa Mexico posted, just after entering Mexico at the new crossing, you turn left (north) to get back to the old crossing. The INM hadn't moved yet, so she needed a new FMM, too. Then, of course, you take the street with the railroad tracks in the center.

I was really hoping to hear they installed signs (and moved INM) from the new crossing on south.

Thanks for the report and your fun tour of Mexicali back streets!




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[*] posted on 8-6-2018 at 07:09 AM


Here is the latest update for the Mexicali west crossing. For sure I have not tried it , but I think the report is reliable


Directions to and thru the new Southbound Calexico West border crossing.
From Hwy 8 or State Hwy 95, go south on Hwy 111 also known as Imperial Highway.
Turn right on Second Street, where there is a duty free store on the corner.
Unless you want to go to Downtown Mexicali, merge into the middle lane.
At the first STOP sign, you will turn LEFT and enter the Mexican southbound border check point
crossing. Stay in the middle or right lane.
The entry to these new check lanes is the same as on the old southbound crossing, so it should look
familiar to you.
After you have passed thru the inspection area, be sure to be in the RIGHT lanes and continue stay in
them. These lanes will take you to the NEW River Road. But you won’t know that cause there are no
signs. It’s also known as Calzada de los Presidentes (you won’t see a sign for this name either ☺).
Just stay on this 6 lane road which has a very wide center median. There WILL be SIGNS pointing the
way to San Felipe. You will be on this road for about 5 or 6 miles* until you see a SIGN pointing LEFT
to San Felipe. This is where you make a left turn and after about 1.5 miles you will come Sam’s
Club/Walmart on the right and very near the street is a VIP’s Restaurant. Stay in the right lane and follow
it around, over railroad tracks, then drive (watch for the stop sign) past the closed PEMEX Station on
your right. The overpass lanes will drop down on the road that you are on. About 1 mile ahead is Home
Depot. Just a few football fields ahead, is where you merge to the right onto HWY 5 and from here is a
straight shot.
*For some sightseeing points, you see a sports park on the left side of this road
On the Left, a group of brown buildings is the location of the new Justice Center, containing courtrooms,
and related facilities. Just beyond on the Left is the local Jail. Enough said.
The Mexicali Zoo will be on your right, and the approach will look like a park.
Just past the Zoo is a UABC 4 story building for Clinical Behavior studies.
Past the UABC watch for the overhead sign POINTING to the LEFT to go to San Felipe. Yup, take the
next left turn at the signal light.
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[*] posted on 8-6-2018 at 07:18 AM


Thanks, Paul. There is no mention about INM?
Because all of us who don't have a resident visa must get an FMM and must get it at the border, that's kind of important...
Some questions...
Has INM relocated to the new crossing?
Is it the building on the left, as before?
Do you park for INM before the automatic gates of after?




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[*] posted on 8-6-2018 at 08:18 AM


No info in INM. I will post if the info becomes available.
For now what we need is a first hand write up.
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[*] posted on 8-6-2018 at 08:26 AM


Thanks Paul.




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[*] posted on 8-6-2018 at 06:36 PM


I'm going south on Thursday. I'll investigate...



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[*] posted on 8-9-2018 at 08:40 AM


I’m here now at the new crossing. The immigration office is not open yet at the new crossing. When you cross, stay to the left most road and go left up a slight hill and it takes you to the old immigration office....easy!



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