The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are working collaboratively with the state of Sonora, Mexico, the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes and several other local, state and federal agencies to develop an Arizona-Sonora Border Master Plan (BMP).
The need for an integrated transportation master plan to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cross-border traffic prompted the need for this BMP. Arizona has a total of six ports of entry (POE) along its border with Mexico. In 2010, more than 23 million people were processed through these border crossings. At each POE, heavy congestion and security issues affect daily pedestrian, commercial and vehicular traffic traveling across the border.
Upon completion, the BMP will include a prioritized list of recommended Arizona-Sonora border-related infrastructure projects and document their readiness for funding and implementation. The BMP study area extends along the entire Arizona-Sonora border, which incorporates a wide range of international jurisdictions, including federal, tribal, state, county and city governments on both sides of the border.
Did You Know?
Each day, millions of dollars in cross-border trade and tourism pass through these Arizona-Sonora ports of entry:
- San Luis, Arizona to San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora
- Lukeville, Arizona to Sonoyta, Sonora
- Sasabe, Arizona to El Sasabe, Sonora
- Nogales, Arizona to Nogales, Sonora
- Naco, Arizona to Naco, Sonora
- Douglas, Arizona to Agua Prieta, Sonora