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 […]

International magazine association awards Arizona Highways 17 times

Arizona Highways magazine, published by the Arizona Department of Transportation, won 17 awards at the International Regional Magazine Association’s recent annual conference in Denver. Among those, the magazine won three first-place gold awards for a feature story by frequent contributor Matt Jaffe, a headline by editor Robert Stieve and a portrait photograph by Scott Baxter. “I’m […]

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 […]

State transportation board may vote Friday to reject bids for Apache Junction sidewalk project

Arizona Department of Transportation officials are asking that all bids received for a sidewalk connections project on Winchester Road, from Southern Avenue to 16th Avenue in Apache Junction, be rejected. The state transportation board is to meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the City of Florence Council Chambers, 775 N. Main St. in […]

New legislation allows homeless veterans to get MVD fees waived

Arizona veterans who are homeless have the opportunity to get a driver license or ID card without paying a fee. Under a new state law, effective this month, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has the authority to waive the $25 fee for getting a license or ID, according to a press release. […]

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, […]

Boulders removed: Road work on Apache Trail

With rock removal work finished, chip seal can now be applied along State Route 88, also known as Apache Trail near Tortilla Flat northeast of Apache Junction. Work was completed on June 12-13, extending in to the afternoon, according to officials at ADOT. The removal of some boulders next to the highway between mile posts […]

ADOT warns drivers to beware of tread debris known as highway “gators”

With summer approaching, Arizona highway drivers should stay alert for “gators” on the highway and beware of tread debris. Gator is a nickname given to tire treads that wind up on highways after blowouts, creating a risk for other drivers and their vehicles, according to a press release by the Arizona Department of Transportation and […]