Road Conditions

UPDATED May 7, 2024




Some of the California/Baja land borders are currently operating on reduced hours:
San Ysidro: open 24 hours
PedWest: temporarily closed
PedEast: open 24 hours
Otay Mesa: open 24 hours
Tecate: 6am-10pm
Mexicali West: open 24 hours
Mexicali East: open 6am-10pm


Baja Norte

  • Avenida Internacional in Tijuana will be partially closed starting the beginning of November as they begin construction to build an elevated roadway. Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction and will be closely completely nightly from 11pm-4am. If you are using the San Ysidro border, you may want to take Calle Segunda as an alternate route. If you are towing, we advise you to use a different border crossing.
  • There are new lane configurations at the Tijuana San Ysidro Ready Lane entrance. Stay in the two left lanes to get to the Ready Lane
  • Highway Mexico 5 is paved all the way to Highway Mexico 1 and in good condition.
  • Mexico 1 through Maneadero has many potholes. Expect to drive slowly.
  • Mexico 1 is in rough conditions with potholes and washouts from Punta Prieta to just north of Guerrero Negro. 

Baja Sur

  • Highway Mexico 1 is in rough condition south of Guerrero Negro between kilometers 40 and 50. Please drive slowly with caution.
  • The road out to Abreojos has a number of potholes.
  • The north road into Scorpion Bay from San Ignacio suffered damage from the recent Baja 1000 off-road race and is currently only passable with a four-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance.
  • The road from San Ignacio to Laguna San Ignacio is now paved almost all the way out to the lagoon. There are a few stretches where they are doing road maintenance.
  • Highway Mexico 1 has a lot of pot holes and washouts from north of Santa Rosalía near the dump, to south of town going up the hill.
  • 30 miles north of Ciudad Insurgentes there are dirt detours while they are constructing bridges.
  • The road out to San Javier is now paved all the way. The road is in good condition but the passes through a number of arroyos where vehicles will need to go through water. Be careful after rains. Inquire in Loreto about the latest conditions.
  • There is construction on Highway Mexico 1 heading south of La Paz near the UABC campus. Expect minor delays.

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