Far West Projects

San Luis Street Improvements Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Yuma County and city of San Luis have recently completed an extensive improvement project in the downtown San Luis area to improve the circulation of vehicular traffic, enhance bicyclist and pedestrian safety, and improve access to downtown businesses.

Construction at the second-busiest border crossing in Arizona began Oct. 6, 2014 and concluded June 19, 2015. The project was completed on-schedule and on-budget thanks to great teamwork and community coordination.

In an effort to revitalize Main Street, the city of San Luis applied for and received a Transportation Enhancement grant in 2009. That grant allowed ADOT to administer a federally funded project to encourage a safer pedestrian area in the downtown shopping district.

These are some of the improvements that took place:

  • New pavement on Main Street between Urtuzuastegui and D streets
  • Widened sidewalks
  • New curb and gutters
  • Improved drainage
  • New pedestrian crosswalk on US 95 (Main Street)
  • New parking
  • New dedicated bicycle lanes on US 95 (Main Street) and First Avenue
  • Raised medians
  • Improved landscaping
  • New street lights and luminaries
  • Handicap access ramps

Both ADOT and the city of San Luis agreed that these improvements were needed to help alleviate the flow of traffic to and from the U.S.-Mexico port of entry (POE). Plans to modify the circulation of traffic in the downtown area included: directing northbound traffic from the POE to First Avenue and southbound POE traffic to Archibald Street. No commercial truck traffic on Main Street.

Project improvements also included:

  • improved traffic circulation to and from the POE.
  • a roundabout at D Street, Urtuzuastegui and US 95 (Main Street).
  • one-way streets on First Avenue and Archibald Street.
  • new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon at Urtuzuastegui and US 95 (Main Street).
  • new streetlights and luminaries.
  • new curb and gutter.
  • new pavement.
  • new and improved signage.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.