The El Chaparral port of entry or border crossing is as of 2012 the main vehicle crossing point from San Diego into Tijuana, Mexico, replacing the former entry point known as Puerta México which stood immediately east of El Chaparral. The opening of El Chaparral roughly tripled the number of traffic lanes to 22, reducing wait times for vehicles entering Mexico. Access is via a five-lane, temporary access road that is 0.2 miles (0.32 km) long and leads west from the end of Interstate 5.
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