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 Posted: Tue May 22nd, 2018 05:50 pm
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Hi all,
In talking to a friend today who crossed going north 3 weeks ago, he said the crossing was 1.5 hours.  It was due to only TWO gates being open for the toll road traffic, the rest of the open gates were for Nogales downtown traffic.


Since there have been a lot of people going north in the last few weeks, I’m surprised no one has posted here about the reduction in gates available to travelers from the toll road.


Anyone here made a crossing recently, and can give info on how many gates were allotted to downtown or toll road travelers, and how long the crossing took?


Thanks...

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All gates are available to all people crossing.  You just have to make your decision immediately after you cross the fence.  The real problem is that they never have more than 4 or 5 of the total of about 11 gates open.

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The problem is the bottle neck where the intown cars meet the toll cars......MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We crossed a nearly 3 weeks ago on a Friday. Went toward Mariposa crossing where the road divides and also goes through Nogales. Almost instantly noticed trucks bumper to bumper and not moving. We could not get out and were near 2 hours making a mile to the single "auto" lane to the Aduana. Trucks were actually going North against traffic across the barriers. The cars avoided them, the trucks did not dodge. They would then cut in up in front of the Northbound lane and stall every vehicle again. Saw no Federales or Petrulla. If a driver did such a thing in the states, his CDL would be pulled and the owner heavily fined with possible forfeiture of the DOT Authority, also stays on record about forever. I know, not the states. Also new to us, 2 tiny 3 month old puppies with shots and records and health certificate were near turned back. The pups must have shots (rabies) at 3 months and that shot must be given 30 days before crossing. So more or less, no pup can cross legally under 4 months of age. The gent taking the tolls just above the aduana advised us to go through Nogales from now on, that the truckers had been blocking and driving North on both sides and had little regard for cars or safety. We came back down Sat. through Nogales from Mariposa MX. aduana and no trucks. I tried to look from the Nogales side of the "Y" down there but could not see.

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We crossed on Sunday morning, got to the Mariposa crossing at 10:10. Took 40 minutes to get across. Not too bad. They have changed up the barricades. The Nogales traffic is now kept seperate from the toll road traffic, no more fighting for possition. Three gates were open for downtown traffic,and three gates for the toll road.

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Thanks, m m.
That description is pretty much what I encountered in April when I crossed.
The concrete barricades have been there separating the toll road and downtown traffic for about a year now.
It was the number of gates available to each that was my question.  As I mentioned in my original post, my friend’s experience 3 weeks ago was that toll road traffic was allowed 2 gates, downtown traffic 4 gates.  It took him 1.5 hours to cross.


So I’m gathering current information to decide if I use the toll road lanes, or take the route through Nogales to be in the downtown lanes at Mariposa in a couple of weeks.


Thanks for your info.

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The downtown traffic was very heavy, backed up a long way. Probably the reason they have more gates open at times for them. Would really be nice if they open and staff a few more of the 15 or so gates they have. There were about 15 agents just standing around coffee clutching in secondary when we drove through. 

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There is a point where downtown and toll traffic meet. At that point it is two lanes and there is a break in the K-rails, where downtown traffic have the opportunity to veer left into the toll traffic, or remain in their downtown lane and continue on. This is the point of complete chaos. It continues (no matter what lane you are in) as only two lanes until you reach a point where you opt for your route of choice to the inspector, there it fans out.

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Not any more. Solid now !

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Wrong, I was there yesterday, unless you are referring from 10 am yesterday, until now, there has been a change.

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Yes, yesterday there was a opening in the barricades, you could pick either but had to be quick about it.

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We crossed downtown going north on Sunday. We got there around 12:30 (the point where all the traffic crossing stopped) and it took 1 hour and 20 minutes. We checked online prior to choosing and Mariposa was running about 5 minutes longer according to their site.

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Wow...well, that kills any thoughts of the Diconcini crossing being faster.


Thanks for the info.

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