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Arizona Town Tries To Fund New Border Crossing

There has been a push for several years to renovate the Douglas port of entry because it is unable to handle its current level of traffic. (Jude Joffe-Block)
There has been a push for several years to renovate the Douglas port of entry because it is unable to handle its current level of traffic. (Jude Joffe-Block)

Outdated bridges and roads around the country need upgrades. But federal funds haven’t kept pace with the demand. That’s left the private sector and local and state governments to pick up the slack, even at sensitive border crossings.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jude Joffe-Block of the Fronteras Desk and KJZZ brings us this report on Douglas, Arizona, a city of fewer than 18,000 residents that is proposing a plan to build a new commercial port of entry to alleviate the congestion at its current crossing.

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