Lukeville, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Arizona Department of Transportation has teamed up with the Mexican state of Sonora to make the trip to Rocky Point safer just in time for spring break.
ADOT helped Sonora establish a safety corridor along Mexico Route 8 from Lukeville, AZ, to Puerto Peñasco. The main goal is traffic-crash management.
ADOT officials traveled to Mexico to train first responders on how to handle crashes better along the 63-mile stretch.
"The real safety corridor benefits here are to clear roadways quickly after a crash; to get people off the roadways after a crash so it's safer (for) people in the crash, emergency responders and for those people coming up from behind who don't see that crash until it's too late," said Tom Herrmann with ADOT.
ADOT said with so many people from the states heading down to the popular vacation destination officials wanted to make sure first responders were prepared.
The corridor will also include safety messages in English and Spanish and a pilot program that will allow Sonora to share information from the area to 511 and ADOT's Arizona Traveler Information site.
ADOT officially launched the program on March 5.