December 26, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation began construction this week on a new commercial truck weigh station to inspect vehicles passing through the Douglas Port of Entry.
The $4 million facility will be constructed on a nearly 11-acre site northeast of the intersection of US 191 and State Route 80 in Douglas, in the same location as the existing inspection station. This project will include an administration building for the ADOT Enforcement and Compliance Division and a separate building for inspection activities.
Commercial vehicle inspections will continue on the location during construction of the new facilities, which is expected to be complete in late 2013. Traffic on US 191 and SR 80 will be unaffected by the construction.
The new commercial vehicle inspection station will be housed inside a 5,800-square-foot building featuring two inspection bays and eight inspection work stations as well as restrooms and janitorial facilities.
Both the administration and inspection facilities will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver environmental standards that will include using local building materials, low-water-use landscaping and plumbing fixtures, and parking for fuel efficient vehicles.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact C.T. Revere, Safford District Senior Community Relations Officer at 520.705.3574. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.