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 […]

Federal grant fuels anticipated ADOT drone usage

The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding drones to help its engineering staff safely and more efficiently inspect hard-to-reach areas on some bridges and perform surveying work along state highways. Through a federal innovative technology grant, ADOT has eight new aerial drones that will be part of the agency’s mission to enhance safety and efficiency […]

Construction begins at State Route 88 roundabout at Superstition Boulevard

The Arizona Department of Transportation is converting the existing intersection of State Route 88 and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction into a roundabout and repaving the intersection at Idaho Road one block to the south. The new roundabout is slated to improve drivers’ lines -of sight for traffic merging onto and off of the highway […]

Sections of Loop 202 freeway in East Valley closed this weekend

Sections of the Loop 202 (Santan/Red Mountain freeways) in east Mesa will be closed for part of this weekend while construction crews install traffic technology, including cameras and traffic-flow sensors. Drivers should allow extra travel time and use available detours while the following restrictions are in place: Northbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) will be closed between U.S. Highway 60 […]

Pavement work restricts Superstition Freeway east of Loop 101

Sections of the Superstition Freeway (U.S. Highway 60) east of Loop 101 in the Mesa area will be restricted Sunday-Thursday nights through Tuesday, April 17, for pavement-improvement work. In addition, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, overnight closures of the freeway’s on- or off-ramps are scheduled within the work zones. The restrictions and locations […]

State Route 88 (North Apache Trail) pavement-improvement work begins Feb. 26

Pavement improvements will start next week on State Route 88 (North Apache Trail) east of Apache Junction. Drivers who use the historic highway to destinations such as Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flat should plan for delays and allow extra travel time when mostly overnight milling and daytime paving along the Apache Trail is underway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Nighttime milling to […]