Sunday, February 11, 2018

Last of Iconic Immigrant Crossing Signs Vanishes


The last of 10 immigrant crossing signs that once stood on either side of the 5 and 805 freeways near the U.S.-Mexico border disappeared in September from San Ysidro. (John Gastaldo)

The Los Angeles Times reports that an iconic road sign cautioning drivers near the San Diego border has quietly disappeared. The "immigrant crossing" signs have become obsolete, said Cathryne Bruce-Johnson, a spokeswoman for Caltrans. The transportation department stopped replacing the signs years ago because it constructed fences along medians to deter people from running across highways. The last sign, which stood on the side of the Interstate 5 Freeway near the San Ysidro border crossing, vanished in September and is assumed stolen.


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