Far West Projects
San Luis Street Improvement Project
The Arizona Department of Transportation and the city of San Luis are working an an extensive improvement project in the downtown San Luis area to improve the circulation of traffic, enhance pedestrian safety and improve access to downtown businesses.
In an effort to revitalize Main Street, the city of San Luis applied for and received a Transportation Enhancement grant in 2009. That grant has allowed ADOT to administer a federally funded project to encourage a safer pedestrian area in the downtown shopping district.
- New pavement on Main Street between Urtuzuastegui and D streets
- Widened sidewalks
- New curb and gutters
- Improved drainage
- New pedestrian crosswalk
- New parking
- Raised medians
- Improved landscaping
- New street lights and luminaries
- Handicap access ramps
Both ADOT and the city of San Luis agree that these improvements must be made to help alleviate the flow of traffic to and from the U.S. / Mexico port of entry (POE). Plans are underway to modify the circulation of traffic in the downtown area by directing northbound traffic from the POE to First Avenue and southbound POE traffic to Archibald Street.
Project improvements also include
- improved traffic circulation to and from the port of entry.
- a roundabout at D Street, Urtuzuastegui and US 95 (Main Street).
- one-way streets on First Avenue and Archibald Street.
- new streetlights and luminaries.
- new curb and gutter.
- new pavement.
- new and improved signage.
The projects have been in the planning stages for several years. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2014 and should be completed in approximately eight months, depending on construction phasing.