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Public meeting set on Nogales border road

Projected increases in cross-border traffic may overwhelm Mariposa Road in Nogales when a port expansion is completed. A public meeting on proposed improvements to the roadway is set for Thursday night.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration will hold the meeting to allow public feedback on a study of State Route 189, locally known as Mariposa Road, between the international border and Grand Avenue.

"The Mariposa Port of Entry is one of the busiest cargo ports along the U.S./Mexico border and is currently undergoing expansion. ADOT anticipates that the current SR 189 (Mariposa Road) will not be able to handle the projected increase in traffic once the port expansion project is completed," the state agency said in a news release.

Maps and project information will be on display and comment forms will be available. A brief question and answer session will follow a 5:45 p.m. presentation, ADOT said.

After the meeting, materials about the project will be available at www.azdot.gov/SR189.

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A crowded Nogales border crossing in 2007.

What, where & when

  • Mariposa Road public meeting
  • Nogales High School
  • 1905 N. Apache Blvd., Nogales
  • Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m. (presentation at 5:45 p.m.)