SR 189 open house set for Thursday, Feb. 20, in Nogales

Work to begin next month on connection between border, I-19

PHOENIX – With construction approaching on State Route 189 improvements in Nogales, an open house this week provides an opportunity to learn more about the $134 million project.

SR 189 flyover rampsThe Arizona Department of Transportation will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Nogales High School, 1905 N. Apache Blvd. The project team will make a short presentation and then be available to provide information.

Improvements along the 3.75-mile route, including flyover ramps connecting SR 189 and Interstate 19, an overpass at Frank Reed Road and a roundabout at Target Range Road, are scheduled to take approximately 18 months.

The improvements are intended to improve international commerce by creating a smoother connection to and from I-19, reduce congestion on SR 189 (Mariposa Road) and increase safety for drivers and pedestrians in the area near Nogales High School.

The work is funded in part by a $25 million investment by the Arizona Legislature and a $25 million federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant.

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