Sonora to receive federal funds for port modernization projects

Published: Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 3:37pm
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Those traveling from Arizona to Sonora could soon see improvements at Mexican ports of entry. Officials say funds have been set aside to modernize the state’s six land ports.

Mexico’s federal government has set aside more than 2 billion pesos, or about $110 million to begin renovations on Sonoran ports of entry. That's about half as much as state leaders expect to need to modernize all six land ports.

Gov. Alfonso Durazo said this week that the ports in San Luis Rio Colorado and Sonoyta — near the popular beach town of Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point — would be the first to receive funding.

Though the largest sum is set to be spent undertaking renovations of Nogales ports, which will also include the Sasabe port of entry.

Durazo says upgrades to ports will include expanded lanes, new technology and improved highways, and will be designed to reduce wait times for both products and people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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