New lanes scheduled at Nogales port of entry - The Packer

New lanes scheduled at Nogales port of entry

11/29/2011 02:44:00 PM
Mike Hornick

“For the future, the Department of Transportation is considering its options,” Jungmeyer said.

“They want to take advantage of the infrastructure at this new port and be sure the state of Arizona and its businesses can benefit in the best way possible.”

“One thing being considered is a connection spur,” he said.

“Instead of sending trucks through Mariposa Road, it would drop them on a connector road just north of the port of entry. They would be able to bypass some stoplights and city traffic. They’re just exploring that.”

“Another option is to take the existing Mariposa Road and do a divergent diamond interchange. It results in trucks having to make one less stop at a light, which is actually a pretty big deal,” he said.

“That’s also on the table. We’re confident the state of Arizona will come up with some transportation options to take care of the growth opportunity that the port presents.”

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