Interstate 19 North
Interstate 19 begins just west of downtown Nogales, and cuts through the hills west of downtown. 01/13/06
Advance signage for Exit 1, Western Avenue, 500 meters. 01/13/06
The first exit from Interstate 19 northbound is Western Avenue, exit 1. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 4, Junction Westbound SR 189/Mariposa Road, two kilometers. Interstate 19 rapidly leaves Nogales behind as it turns north. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 4, SR 189/Mariposa Road. In keeping with the Arizona standard of numbering spur and auxiliary routes based on their parents, SR 189 is a spur of the now-defunct U.S. 89. SR 189 leads Northwest to a port of entry west of downtown Nogales for trucks. 01/13/06
Just north of Kilometer 8 is this reassurance marker, after the Business Loop merges onto Interstate 19 northbound. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 12, Junction Westbound SR 289, two kilometers. This is a brown sign since the highway connects to a recreational area. 01/13/06
Exit 12 serves Ruby Road and the Nogales Ranger Station, part of the Coronado National Forest. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 12 for Westbound SR 289. This is one of three Arizona x89 routes; the others are SR 189 (truck bypass around Nogales to Mexico Federal Route 15) and SR 389 (in northern Arizona between U.S. 89A in Fredonia and Utah 59 north of Colorado City). Both SR 189 and 289 are orphaned from U.S. 89 as a result of the 1993 truncation of the route south of Flagstaff. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 12, Junction Westbound SR 289 to the Pena Blanca Lake Recreation Area in the Coronado National Forest. SR 289 is not a through route; it does not extend beyond Pena Blanca Lake. 01/13/06
Many of the interchanges along Interstate 19 have been reconstructed since the original highway was built, and exit 12 is no exception. 01/13/06
Distance sign for the two Rio Rico exits - Rio Rico Drive/Yavapai Drive, 3 km, and Peck Canyon Road, 8 km. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 17, Rio Rico Drive/Yavapai Drive, one kilometer. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 17, Rio Rico Drive/Yavapai Drive. 01/13/06
Distance sign to Tumacacori (10 km), Green Valley (46 km) and Tucson (84 km). 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 22, Peck Canyon Road, one kilometer. Coronado National Forest lies west of Interstate 19 between Kilometerpost 40 and the International Border. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 22, Peck Canyon Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 25, Palo Parado Road, two kilometers. 01/13/06
The U.S. Border Patrol runs a checkpoint along Interstate 19. Similar to the ones along Interstate 8 between San Diego and Gila Bend, the Border Patrol can change locations of the checkpoint as needed. This sign marks one of the checkpoint locations. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 25, Palo Parado Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 29, Tumacacori/Carmen, two kilometers. Tumacacori National Historic Park is located just east of Interstate 19 adjacent to the Santa Cruz River via this interchange. 01/13/06
Advance signage for Exit 29, Tumacacori/Carmen, one kilometer. Exit 29 connects to a short truncated section of former U.S. 89. 01/13/06
Exit 29 serves Tumacacori National Monument. The Monument preserves three Spanish missions dating back to 1691. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 29, Tumacacori/Carmen. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 34, Tubac/Historic U.S. 89, one kilometer. The old highway stays close to the Santa Cruz River. 01/13/06
Exit 34 serves Tubac State Historical Park, which preserves a former Pima village, farm for nearby Tumacacori, and Army post during the late 1800s. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 34, Tubac. This exit connects to former U.S. 89 through Tubac, Carmen, and Tumacacori. 01/13/06
Distance sign to Amado (4 km), Green Valley (29 km) and Tucson (67 km). 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 40, Chavez Siding Road/Tubac. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 40, Chavez Siding Road/Tubac. 01/13/06
The next two exits serve Amado - Agua Linda Road (exit 42, 2 km) and Arivaca Road (exit 48, 8 km). 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 42, Agua Linda Road, one kilometer. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 42, Agua Linda Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 48, Arivaca Road, two kilometers. 01/13/06
Nortbound Interstate 19 at Exit 48, Arivaca Road. Exit here for Arivaca Junction. 01/13/06
Just north of Exit 48, Interstate 19 leaves Santa Cruz County and enters Pima County. 01/13/06
Distance sign to the rest area (3 km), Green Valley (15 km) and Tucson (53 km). 01/13/06
Advance signage for the only rest area along Interstate 19. 01/13/06
Exit here for the Canoa Ranch Rest Area. This rest area is located at Kilometer 52 along the freeway. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 56, Canoa Road, one kilometer. 01/13/06
Interstate 19 Northbound at Canoa Road, exit 56. 01/13/06
Distance sign to Green Valley (8 km), Interstate 10 (44 km) and Tucson (45 km). 01/13/06
The next three exits serve Green Valley, effectively a suburb of Tucson. In order, they are Continental Road (2 km), Esperanza Blvd (4 km) and Duval Mine Road (8 km). 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 63, Continental Road. 01/13/06
Use exit 63 to reach the Madera Canyon Recreation Area. The Recreation Area offers picnic areas and hiking, at approximately a 5000' elevation in the Santa Rita Mountains. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 63, Continental Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 65, Esperanza Boulevard/Green Valley, two kilometers. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 65, Esperanza Boulevard into Green Valley. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 69, Duval Mine Road. This road is old U.S. 89, and it parallels Interstate 19 from here north to Tucson. 01/13/06
Use Exit 69 to reach Titan Missile National Historical Landmark. The Landmark, operated by the Pima Air Museum, is the last remaining Titan ICBM missile site from the network operated between 1963 and 1987. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 69, Duval Mine Road. This marks the southern end of former U.S. 89 from Tucson. 01/13/06
As Interstate 19 travels northbound, the terrain flattens out as the road continues north to Tucson. 01/13/06
Distance sign to Sahuarita (4 km), Interstate 10 (30 km) and Tucson (31 km). 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 75, Sahuarita Road, one kilometer. This road leads east to meet former Business Loop I-19 in Sahuarita. 01/13/06
Use Exit 75 (the Helmet Peak interchange) to reach Sahuarita. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 75, Sahuarita Road. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 80, Pima Mine Road, one kilometer. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 80, Pima Mine Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 87, Papago Road, one kilometer. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 87, Papago Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 92, San Xavier Road, one kilometer. The freeway enters the San Xavier Indian Reservation near Kilometerpost 93. 01/13/06
Interstate 19 crosses the Santa Cruz River here. I-19 parallels the river all the way from Nogales. The river continues northwest towards Casa Grande, paralleling Interstate 10. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 92, San Xavier Road. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 95, Valencia Road/Tucson International Airport, 1500 meters. Valencia Road skims the northern edge of the airport, and it connects with Interstate 10 at Exit 267, the eastern end of unsigned Business Loop I-10/Tucson-Benson Highway. 01/13/06
Interstate 19 leaves the San Xavier Indian Reservation here. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 95, Valencia Road/Tucson International Airport, 500 meters. 01/13/06
Use exit 95 to reach the Pascua Yaqui Pueblo. The Pascua Yaqui tribe emigrated north from Mexico to this Pueblo as well as the town of Guadalupe, in the Phoenix metro area. 01/13/06
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 95, Valencia Road/Tucson International Airport. This is the first Tucson urban interchange along Northbound Interstate 19. 01/13/06
The Valencia Road bridge was rebuilt in 2004 and replaced with this elaborate structure. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 98, Irvington Road, 2 km. 01/13/06
The next two exits are Irvington Road and Ajo Way, serving South Tucson. 01/13/06
Northhbound Interstate 19 at Exit 98, Irvington Road. Irvington Road leads west to meet SR 86 (Ajo Highway) North of Tucson Mountain Park, and it connects to Interstate 10 at Exit 264 Northwest of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 01/13/06
Advance signage for Ajo Way, exit 99. This overhead sign also marks the first signage for Interstate 10 (with a long-missing shield), 3 km. 01/13/06
Exit 99, Ajo Way, is also SR 86. Interestingly, the only note of SR 86 is on this guide sign, even though SR 86 ends at Interstate 19 and Ajo Way. Use Ajo Way for Old Tucson Movie Studios and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 01/13/06
Interstate 19 north at Ajo Way, exit 99. At this point, the 2004 sign replacement project (as part of the Interstate 10/19 interchange reconstruction) began, and metric signs abruptly end. 01/13/06
This marks the last northbound reassurance marker on Interstate 19. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 101, Interstate 10 eastbound, and exit 102, 29th St - 22nd St - Starr Pass Blvd, 1/2 mile. 01/13/06
Approaching the reconstructed Interstate 10/19 interchange, we find the left two lanes default to Interstate 10 westbound, and the right lane as an exit only lane for Interstate 10 eastbound. 01/13/06
Interstate 10 eastbound departs from Interstate 19 here, at exit 101. 01/13/06
Exit 102 is the final exit on Interstate 19 northbound, serving 29th street, 22nd street, and Starr Pass Blvd. After this exit, Interstate 19 silently merges onto Interstate 10. There is no End Interstate 19 shield. 01/13/06



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01/13/06 by AARoads

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