To improve traffic flow between I-8 and the US/Mexico
border crossing at Calexico, the existing CA-7 highway
will be extended to I-8 as a 4-lane divided highway. This
project will help with goods movement, which has
increased due to NAFTA.
The existing CA-86 is a major route for truck traffic,
and there is a high accident rate on this road. To
improve safety and improve truck movement, the road will
be upgraded to a four-lane expressway. Some new segments
will be built, including a bypass around Brawley. When
completed, this will provide a continuous expressway
Centro and the Riverside County line.
To accommodate increasing truck and commuter traffic
between routes 111 and 7, CA-98 will be widened. This
project is still in the study phase.
CA-111 is the main road serving the Calexico port of
entry, and it needs to be improved to accommodate NAFTA
and farm traffic. This project will upgrade CA-111 to a
four-lane expressway between Ross Road and CA-78. This,
along with improvements to other roads, will help trucks
move more smoothly through the communities of Imperial