As part of the ongoing Sahuarita Road Phase II – Segment 2B – roadway improvement project, the Town of Sahuarita has constructed a 2-mile realignment of Nogales Highway (approximately one-mile North and South of Sahuarita Road). As part of the realignment efforts, a new signalized traffic intersection at Sahuarita Road was constructed west of its original location (i.e. the intersection moved closer to the Santa Cruz River).
Earlier this morning (Wednesday, August 14th) the Town opened the new Sahuarita Road/Nogales Highway signalized intersection and the new/realigned portion of Nogales Highway. All northbound and southbound Nogales Highway traffic has been moved to the the new roadway alignment. As part of the new Nogales Highway opening, the existing intersection configuration has been closed to traffic and access prohibited. Eastbound and westbound Sahuarita Road traffic remains open, but access to/from Nogales Highway is now provided at the new signalized intersection.
As part of the ongoing construction efforts, drivers should be aware of all traffic control devices/signage and all speed limit reductions, as large equipment may be working near the roadways.