Work started Wednesday on the first phase of State Route 905, which includes three miles of freeway from Britannia Boulevard to Interstate 805, an interchange at Caliente Avenue and new offramps, according to Caltrans. The six lane freeway from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to Interstate 805 will help improve the flow of goods across the border.
The $76.8 million project will help create 1400 jobs and was funded with federal economic stimulus money.
The project is set to be completed in 2012.
San Diegans are going online to raise money to help make ends meet amid a partial government shutdown prolonged by a impasse over President Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego played host to thousands of people demonstrating in the third annual Women's March, which also took place in dozens of other cities across the country.
Three people robbed a San Carlos jewelry store on Saturday afternoon, then fled before officers were able to arrive, police said.
A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.
People choosing not to vaccinate are now a "global health threat," according to the World Health Organization.