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Morley Gate Facelift Set to Begin, No Impact to Travelers

Release Date: 
April 5, 2012

Nogales, Ariz. - Construction on the Morley Gate Pedestrian Crossing, east of the Dennis DeConcini Port, starts next week. However, work is not expected to affect normal operations.

As part of the site reengineering, most work will take place during non-duty hours. The location is operational Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Easter Sunday (April 8), however, the Morley Gate will be closed to all traffic. Both DeConcini and Mariposa Ports of Entry will be open.

Improvements will include new canopies, fencing, rotary turnstiles, bollards, landscaping and paving.

Morley Gate today.

Once construction is completed in early September, users should notice improvements to traffic flow, security, technology, and signage; as well as employee comfort and traveler amenities. Improvements will also include new canopies, fencing, rotary turnstiles, bollards, landscaping and paving.

Morley Gate is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was originally constructed in 1930. It consists of a one-story, rectangular building; a stucco-clad inspection kiosk designed in the Spanish Revival style; and a Spanish tiled low-pitched roof with overhanging eaves. An attached flat-roofed, one-lane porch was added to the location in 1935.

Morley Gate is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was originally constructed in 1930.

Morley Gate 1936.

Exterior alterations have been designed so as not to degrade historic features that are part of the building's character. Fencing materials are considered transparent and will retain the visual appearance of the historic building.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017