Interstate 19 north
Interstate 19 begins just west of downtown Nogales, and cuts through the hills west of downtown. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Advance signage for Exit 1, Western Avenue, 500 meters. Photo taken 01/13/06.
The first exit from Interstate 19 northbound is Western Avenue, exit 1. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 4, Junction Westbound Arizona 189/Mariposa Road, two kilometers. Interstate 19 rapidly leaves Nogales behind as it turns north. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 4, Arizona 189/Mariposa Road. In keeping with the Arizona standard of numbering spur and auxiliary routes based on their parents, Arizona 189 is a spur of the now-defunct U.S. 89. Arizona 189 leads Northwest to a port of entry west of downtown Nogales for trucks. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Just north of Kilometer 8 is this reassurance marker, after the Business Loop merges onto Interstate 19 northbound. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 12, Junction Westbound Arizona 289, two kilometers. This is a brown sign since the highway connects to a recreational area. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Exit 12 serves Ruby Road and the Nogales Ranger Station, part of the Coronado National Forest. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 12 for Westbound Arizona 289. This is one of three Arizona x89 routes; the others are Arizona 189 (truck bypass around Nogales to Mexico Federal Route 15) and Arizona 389 (in northern Arizona between U.S. 89A in Fredonia and Utah 59 north of Colorado City). Both Arizona 189 and 289 are orphaned from U.S. 89 as a result of the 1993 truncation of the route south of Flagstaff. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 12, Junction Westbound Arizona 289 to the Pena Blanca Lake Recreation Area in the Coronado National Forest. Arizona 289 is not a through route; it does not extend beyond Pena Blanca Lake. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Mileage sign for the two Rio Rico exits - Rio Rico Drive/Yavapai Drive, 3 km, and Peck Canyon Road, 8 km. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 17, Rio Rico Drive/Yavapai Drive, one kilometer. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 17, Rio Rico Drive/Yavapai Drive. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Distance sign to Tumacacori (10 km), Green Valley (46 km) and Tucson (84 km). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 22, Peck Canyon Road. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 25, Palo Parado Road, two kilometers. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 25, Palo Parado Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Exit 29 serves Tumacacori National Monument. The Monument preserves three Spanish missions dating back to 1691. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 29, Tumacacori/Carmen. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 34, Tubac. This exit connects to former U.S. 89 through Tubac, Carmen, and Tumacacori. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Distance sign to Amado (4 km), Green Valley (29 km) and Tucson (67 km). Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 40, Chavez Siding Road/Tubac. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 40, Chavez Siding Road/Tubac. Photo taken 01/13/06.
The next two exits serve Amado - Agua Linda Road (exit 42, 2 km) and Arivaca Road (exit 48, 8 km). Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 42, Agua Linda Road, one kilometer. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 42, Agua Linda Road. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 48, Arivaca Road, two kilometers. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Nortbound Interstate 19 at Exit 48, Arivaca Road. Exit here for Arivaca Junction. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Just north of Exit 48, Interstate 19 leaves Santa Cruz County and enters Pima County. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Distance sign to the rest area (3 km), Green Valley (15 km) and Tucson (53 km). Photo taken 01/13/06.
Advance signage for the only rest area along Interstate 19. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Exit here for the Canoa Ranch Rest Area. This rest area is located at Kilometer 52 along the freeway. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Advance signage for exit 56, Canoa Road, one kilometer. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Interstate 19 Northbound at Canoa Road, exit 56. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Distance sign to Green Valley (8 km), Interstate 10 (44 km) and Tucson (45 km). Photo taken 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). Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 63, Continental Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 63, Continental Road. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 65, Esperanza Boulevard/Green Valley, two kilometers. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 65, Esperanza Boulevard into Green Valley. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 69, Duval Mine Road. This marks the southern end of former U.S. 89 from Tucson. Photo taken 01/13/06.
As Interstate 19 travels northbound, the terrain flattens out as the road continues north to Tucson. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Distance sign to Sahuarita (4 km), Interstate 10 (30 km) and Tucson (31 km). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Use Exit 75 (the Helmet Peak interchange) to reach Sahuarita. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 75, Sahuarita Road. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Advance signage for exit 80, Pima Mine Road, one kilometer. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 80, Pima Mine Road. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 87, Papago Road, one kilometer. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 87, Papago Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Interstate 19 crosses the Santa Cruz River here. Interstate 19 paralells the river all the way from Nogales. The river continues northwest towards Casa Grande, paralelling Interstate 10. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 at Exit 92, San Xavier Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Interstate 19 leaves the San Xavier Indian Reservation here. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northbound Interstate 19 approaching Exit 95, Valencia Road/Tucson International Airport, 500 meters. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
The Valencia Road bridge was rebuilt in 2004 and replaced with this elaborate structure. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Advance signage for exit 98, Irvington Road, 2 km. Photo taken 01/13/06.
The next two exits are Irvington Road and Ajo Way, serving South Tucson. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Northhbound Interstate 19 at Exit 98, Irvington Road. Irvington Road leads west to meet Arizona 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Exit 99, Ajo Way, is also Arizona 86. Interestingly, the only note of Arizona 86 is on this guide sign, even though Arizona 86 ends at Interstate 19 and Ajo Way. Use Ajo Way for Old Tucson Movie Studios and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
This marks the last northbound reassurance marker on Interstate 19. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Advance signage for exit 101, Interstate 10 eastbound, and exit 102, 29th St - 22nd St - Starr Pass Blvd, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.
Interstate 10 eastbound departs from Interstate 19 here, at exit 101. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/13/06.



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01/13/06 by AARoads

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Page Updated 06-22-2008.