ADOT: Dawn of a new approach to dust-storm safety

For the past 16 months along I-10 near Eloy, construction teams from the Arizona Department of Transportation and our contractor, Coffman Specialties, have been doing what we’re trained to do: clear land, build new lanes and bridges, and recycle a 4-mile section of freeway to build the foundation for new freeway lanes. Now, we’re about […]

Arizona transportation projects, including SR88, receive Partnering Excellence Awards

To address pavement damage from many harsh winters, the Arizona Department of Transportation engaged a contractor to rebuild 10 miles of Interstate 40 west of Williams near Devil Dog Road. In addition to the complexity of removing and replacing 5 miles of freeway in each direction, challenges included minimizing impacts on travelers and communities while […]

Weekend closures along Loop 202 Santan Freeway set for May

Sections of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in the southeast Valley are scheduled to be closed on two weekends in May for pavement improvements. The Arizona Department of Transportation has set the following closures to allow crews to apply an asphalt-based treatment to extend the life of the existing pavement and also repair areas of […]

$4.5 million funding from ADOT to help with 2 Apache Junction road projects

The Arizona Department of Transportation is providing more than $4.5 million for sidewalks on Winchester Road and roadwork on Southern Avenue. The Apache Junction City Council on April 16 voted unanimously in a consent agenda to approve agreements with ADOT for the funding. The construction of the Winchester Road sidewalk improvement project is to include […]

Arizona Renaissance Festival traffic-control strategy before state transportation board Jan. 29

An overview of the traffic-control strategy on U.S. Highway 60 for the Arizona Renaissance Festival near Gold Canyon is to be discussed at the Jan. 29 study session of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The item, listed on the meeting agenda as information and discussion only, is to be presented by Randy Everett, central district […]

Hashbrowns, History and Hiking events coming to Superior

The Legends of Superior Trails Inc. will conduct a series of fundraising events called Hashbrowns, History and Hiking. The fee is $20 and includes a breakfast, a presentation on local history and a guided hike. The events will be on the second Friday of each month. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m. at the […]

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 […]