Driving to Rocky Point this Spring Break season is better than ever. The governors of Arizona and Sonora have joined efforts and are working together to offer a safety corridor for Arizona travelers driving to the beaches of Puerto Peñasco also known as Rocky Point. This is a historic cross-border collaboration that strengthens tourism and relationship between Arizona and Sonora.
With the help and expertize of ADOT the 84 km corridor was inaugurated March 5, just in time for Spring Break travelers. The corridor starts in the border town of Sonoyta across the border from Lukeville and runs all the way to Rocky Point along Mexico's Route 8. The safety features include road signs with safety messages in English and Spanish, surveillance cameras, more highway patrol presence and a pilot program that will have Sonora sharing real-time information on road conditions to 511 and ADOT's Arizona Traveler Information site, az511.gov. This is a great tool for travelers visiting other parts of Sonora as well, as you can see information of the roads from Nogales to Guaymas.
In addition, there will be changes at the border crossing that will be helpful with traffic when coming back to the US. The two southbound lanes are now reversible lanes with the addition of one more lane that can alleviate traffic on the Sunday after a Spring break or major holiday and be used for northbound traffic.