Sonora Governor confirms plan for new Puerto Peñasco-Sonoyta highway
As part of actions to support tourism infrastructure in the state, Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño announced plans for construction of a four-lane highway between Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco during his administration.
Governor Durazo stressed the new highway would include participation of the private sector, noting it would be a toll road in order to recover costs and maintain upkeep. The current two-lane highway, he remarked, will be kept in good conditions as an alternative route for whomever prefers or is unable to pay the tolls.
The governor added the project also includes broadening the Sonoyta border entry, similar to plans of U.S. authorities to expand that side of the border crossing. Hopefully this will reduce waiting times at the border crossing.
The Governor of Sonora stressed expanding and modernizing the Sonoyta-Lukeville border crossing, along with the new highway, will bring the metro area of Phoenix to within three hours of Puerto Peñasco. This, he stated, will be a plus for the entire region.
Durazo eyes completion of Home Port
Governor Durazo also expressed the goal to complete work on the Peñasco Home Port, though acknowledged several legal problems that first must be addressed. He detailed substantial resources have already been put into the project, therefore they will need to examine feasibility options to either complete it as intended, or adjust the project to the area’s current reality. He stressed estimates of between 1.3 to 1.5 billion pesos to complete the Home Port.