MEDIA RELEASE Union Pacific Work will Cause Significant Disruption to Traffic in Sahuarita
SAHUARITA, Ariz. — Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has an urgent maintenance need (resetting tracks) on the crossing nearest Sahuarita Road and Nogales Highway. Per UP, this will require complete closure of the road from 5 a.m. Wednesday morning (Oct. 7), to 7 p.m. Thursday evening (Oct. 8).
Sahuarita Road will be closed from Aztlan (a FICO side street, not a maintained town roadway) to Nogales Highway. Westbound traffic will be able to U-turn at Aztlan. Eastbound traffic will be able to turn left or right onto Nogales Highway. We understand that this is a closure that will cause significant delays (you may expect a delay of up to an hour) for some travelers; for this reason, Union Pacific worked with the Town to schedule the project during SUSD fall break.
The detour (coming westbound) is Wilmot (N) to Valencia (W) to Nogales Hwy (S). Eastbound, the detour is Nogales Hwy (N) to Valencia (E) to Wilmot (S). We would greatly appreciate your help getting the word out on this to all the folks whose travel will be affected.