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

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

February 7, 2020

State Route 189 improvement project

PHOENIX – An open house will give Nogales-area residents an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about coming improvements to State Route 189 before work begins on a $134 million Arizona Department of Transportation project.

The open house will be from 5 to 7:30 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 Ranch Road, are scheduled to begin in March and take approximately 18 months.

The improvements are designed 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.

For more information, please visit azdot.gov/sr189.