Pedestrian tunnel at ADOT’s Nogales commercial port now open 24/7

Walkway promotes safety for those on foot and for commercial vehicle drivers

PHOENIX – A tunnel built to keep pedestrians safe near the Arizona Department of Transportation’s commercial port of entry in Nogales is now open around the clock.

ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division conducts truck safety inspections near where pedestrians emerge from the federal portion of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The 150-yard underground walkway keeps pedestrians out of the way of trucks that have cleared ADOT inspections and are accelerating to merge onto State Route 189.

To encourage more pedestrians to use the tunnel, ADOT has reconfigured fencing near both ends, and the passage is now open 24 hours a day rather than during the ADOT facility’s hours of operation.