ADOT building new weigh station for Douglas Port of Entry | News
Construction began this week on a new commercial truck weigh station at the Douglas Port of Entry. Arizona Department of Transportation started the work on the building where trucks entering the U.S. from Mexico will be inspected.
The building, costing nearly $4 million, is going to be built on an 11 acre site, just northeast of the intersection of US 191 and SR 80 in Douglas, basically in the same location as the existing inspection station. In addition to the inspection area will be an administration building for the ADOT Enforcement and Compliance Division.
Inspection activity will continue while construction is going on, completion is expected by late 2013. Traffic on US 191 and SR 80 should be unaffected by construction.
The new inspection building will be housed inside a 5,800 square foot building, that will feature two inspection bays and eight inspection work stations, as well as restrooms and janitorial facilities.
All buildings will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver environmental standards; these should include using local building materials, low water use landscaping and plumbing fixtures, as well as parking for fuel efficient vehicles.
For more information about this project, contact Safford District Senior Community Relations Officer C.T. Revere at 520.705.3574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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