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[*] posted on 1-26-2020 at 09:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mjs  
There is construction on the road next to West entry for a new bridge. The exit of the crossing requires everyone to funnel into one lane for a tight 180 degree turn onto the road that runs west along the border fence. Left at the first stop sign and side streets south until you want to turn east back to the main road. might be easier to use the East crossing if you are towing anything that prevents a tight u-turn.

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That's what I ran into two weeks ago. I've crossed there three times in the last year and, with construction as you exit the crossing, each time I've taken a different route to Mex 5. Any information older than 24 hours may not be valid at that crossing until the construction is finished. Just work your way west and south and you eventually hit Mex 5. Towing anything will be much better at the east gate. Left, right, left on wide roads then a straight shot to Mex 5. Just watch for hidden stop signs.
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[*] posted on 1-27-2020 at 12:56 AM


Thanks fellow nomads, given the trailers...
the safe bet ..(east) ,works for us....

so we know what we might encounter...how about the FMM situation there?

from what I've read from other travelers/forums obtaining the FMM at the west crossing sounded pretty efficient,,, park/purchase validate all in one area.

Would like to have the freedom to change plans instead of getting locked into prepaid FMM ahead of time...

Many thanks
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[*] posted on 1-27-2020 at 02:34 AM


The last 2 times I crossed at Mexicali West the streets in the immediate vicinity of the border had detours due to construction as noted above. However, once you get it figured out it is easy. The basic idea is to make your way to the wide boulevard shown on attached map as Boulevar Rio Nuevo (It is called "Presidentes" near the border, in upper left corner of map the "a" in Plaza is on it) and take that all the way to Calzada Hector Teran Teran then on to Hwy 5. The one little trick is that the left turn onto Calzada Hector Teran Teran is a dangerous intersection, easier to make a right and go WEST then hang a u turn to go EAST on Teran Teran. Drops you right on to the 5 past the all the underpasses and bridges etc on Hwy 5 in Mexicali. Also, while en route, ignore the big sign that shows a right turn to San Felipe. As far as FMM Mexicali east dunno, last time I bothered to get one was at the old immigration office down town..

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[*] posted on 1-27-2020 at 09:02 AM
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Southbound from Mexicali West (#1) Connected to original route at the M in Mexicali. Short and easy.
Northbound to Mexicali East (#2)

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[*] posted on 1-27-2020 at 11:38 AM


First left out of the border gates and then a right at the stop sign puts you on Boulevar Rio Nuevo.



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[*] posted on 1-27-2020 at 09:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bajazly  
First left out of the border gates and then a right at the stop sign puts you on Boulevar Rio Nuevo.


Except that recently you haven't been able to make a left out of the gates.
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