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  • Overnight emergency repairs follow I-10 tanker collision

    November 18, 2011
    I-10 was closed most of the day and night last Wednesday after two tanker trucks collided near Chandler Boulevard south of downtown Phoenix. For hours, many drivers could see the resulting column of black smoke. Even more people saw footage and photos of the collision’s aftermath on the news and online.

  • New snowplows on display for today's media event

    November 15, 2011
    Driving a snowplow is a lot harder than it looks … Luckily, ADOT has about 395 employees trained and ready to operate the nearly 200 snowplows in Arizona’s fleet. To give the public a better idea of what it takes to drive one of these machines, ADOT invited members of the local media over to a Phoenix equipment services yard this morning for an up-close look.

  • ADOT set for snowy season

    November 14, 2011
    Arizona isn’t known for its harsh, winter weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean we don’t see some considerable snowfall during our colder months. In fact, areas up in the state’s high country already had their first snowfall this season and more is on its way. So, what better time to make sure you’re ready for the winter season ahead?

  • Emergency Alert System being tested nationwide today at noon

    November 9, 2011
    ADOT will be testing out its Dynamic Message Signs by posting “EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST IN PROGRESS” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dynamic Message Signs are an important tool and are already used by ADOT to get the word out on AMBER Alerts and other critical information.

  • ADOT Operator Academy provides authentic training for new technicians

    November 3, 2011
    When a new highway operation technician is hired by ADOT, they’ve got one year to complete some basic training …

  • New specialty license plates now available

    October 31, 2011
    Arizona drivers now have even more designs to consider… four new specialty plates (Arizona Centennial, Boy Scouts of Arizona, Hunger Relief and Channel 8 PBS) are available starting today!

  • Communication saving Seattle from Viadoom

    October 28, 2011
    Nicole Sherbert, ADOT Assistant Communication Director
    If you haven't yet heard, last Friday night WSDOT closed the Alaskan Way viaduct -- one of the two main north-south freeways through downtown Seattle -- for demolition and ultimate replacement with a waterfront tunnel.

  • Paving work on US 60 is winding down

    October 26, 2011
    We write a lot about building new roads on this blog, but equally important is the maintenance of the state’s existing highways – that’s part of ADOT’s job, too!

  • ADOT library is focused on transportation research

    October 25, 2011
    The ADOT Research Center Library might not carry any best-sellers, but where else are you going to find a title like, “Benefits of high volume fly ash: new concrete mixtures provide financial, environmental and performance gains”?

  • Building a Freeway: Massive underground caissons give bridges strength

    October 21, 2011
    You know when you drive under or over a freeway bridge that it’s a massive structure… There are the two abutments (the upright supporting structures at each end that carries the load of the bridge span), there are usually center columns or piers, and, of course, the girders and the bridge deck (the part you actually drive across).