ADOT emphasizes caution along ‘historic, winding’ State Route 88

With a project to resurface the roadway and construct improvements along a 17-mile stretch of State Route 88 complete, “the keys to safety on this historic, winding roadway remain obeying the speed limit, staying alert and not driving impaired,” Arizona Department of Transportation officials advised in a release. ADOT has finished $6.5 million worth of improvements […]

Weekend road work closes freeway ramp in east Mesa

Drivers who use the eastbound US 60 ramp to northbound Loop 202 in east Mesa this weekend should plan on an alternate route, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT is scheduled to close the ramp this weekend while crews do resurfacing work. The eastbound US 60 ramp to northbound Loop 202, west of Ellsworth […]

Litter prevention campaign targets men ages 19-24

A new effort by Don’t Trash Arizona addresses the economic, safety and health effects of freeway litter along regional and state highways. “Arizona is our home. Love it. Don’t trash it!” is the catchphrase that will be heard and seen throughout the state. Don’t Trash Arizona is a litter prevention campaign implemented by the Maricopa Association of […]

State Route 88 road restrictions north of Apache Junction Oct. 1-4

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are improving and enhancing roadway safety on 17 miles of State Route 88 through Tonto National Forest lands, beginning approximately 3 miles north of Apache Junction and ending 7 miles east of Tortilla Flat (milepost 203 to 220). Construction 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-4 includes […]

ADOT warns of scammers selling flood-damaged vehicles

Recent storms have given Arizonans in the market for used cars more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle’s condition and history, especially in private sales, Arizona Department of Transportation officials stated in a release. Cars damaged by floodwaters such as those resulting from Hurricane Florence can sometimes find their way to Arizona to be sold, the […]

Delaware Drive repaving, sidewalk projects in the works

The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun construction on the repaving and sidewalk installation of Delaware Drive from Apache Trail to Superstition Boulevard for the fall and spring of 2018-19. The project includes installing a storm drain, repaving the street, installing sidewalks and curb and gutter on Delaware Drive. The schedule has not yet been […]

Drivers face delays on State Route 88 east of Tortilla Flat

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for delays while crews apply chip seal on State Route 88 beginning near Tortilla Flat and continuing for 7 miles east toward Roosevelt Lake. SR 88 will be narrowed to one alternating lane of travel while work takes place. Work began Monday, Sept. 10, and continues […]

SR 88 intersection in Apache Junction remains closed for roundabout project

An Apache Junction intersection along State Route 88 remains closed as the Arizona Department of Transportation constructs a roundabout that is to enhance safety and increase traffic capacity. The roundabout at SR 88 (North Apache Trail) and Superstition Boulevard is now expected to open before Labor Day. Signs mark alternate routes. West of the intersection, […]

Dogs help officers identify criminal activity at ports of entry

To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units. Between December and May, the two K-9 units, based at the Interstate 10 Ehrenberg Port of Entry near California and the Interstate 40 Sanders Port […]

Drivers face detours for Route 88 roundabout work

An Arizona Department of Transportation roundabout construction project will close the intersection of State Route 88 and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction for 30 days starting Monday, July 9. The work is part of a project to improve capacity and safety at the intersection, according to an ADOT release. The intersection closure is scheduled to be in place […]