Overweight (OW) Permit Fee Structure Development

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that United States highway freight demand will increase by 72% from 2008 to 2035. It is reasonable to expect similar trends to occur in Arizona. Approximately 2600 trucks now make daily trips from the Mariposa Land Port of Entry (MLPOE) to various industrial districts around Nogales and along Interstate 19. This figure is estimated to reach approximately 5700 trucks by 2040. These international shipments of manufactured goods and fresh produce are allowed only within a 25-mile zone north of the US/Mexico border, and drivers are charged a set overweight fee ($75/trip) for loads exceeding a certain weight limit (A.R.S. § 28-1103, 28-1105). However, according to the City of Nogales General Plan, new or re-developed industrial districts are expected to be built as commerce increases along the border region. It is reasonable to expect future truck traffic to increase along the I-19 corridor as various highway freight shipments continue to make their way to multiple points north. One such point is the Port of Tucson (POT), an intermodal-rail-warehousing hub near the I-10/I-19 Interchange and 39 miles beyond the 25-mile zone. This study will assess damage to the infrastructure (pavement, bridges, and miscellaneous structures) and other impacts of allowing OW trucks to drive the entire I-19 corridor to the POT. Secondly, it will establish the basis for reasonable fees for OW trucks and develop a system to track their travel along the I-19 corridor.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $475000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Kar, Kohinoor

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cambridge Systematics

      555 12th Street
      Suite 1600
      Oakland, CA  United States  94607
    • Principal Investigators:

      Vlahos, Nick

    • Start Date: 20140701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20180630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36895

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01567101
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 735
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 24 2015 1:01AM