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  • ADOT group tests, evaluates rocks for use in asphalt mix

    January 26, 2012
    Placing asphalt friction course on a newly constructed road is sort of like icing a cake (stay with us here).

  • Adopt a Highway volunteers are appreciated

    January 12, 2012
    We’re thankful for the approximately 1,570 volunteer groups who currently adopt an Arizona highway. It’s hard to believe, but roughly 335 of the groups have been volunteering for more than 10 years and of those, 50 have been with Adopt a Highway for more than 20 years!

  • ADOT takes a look back at 2011

    January 3, 2012
    The new year officially is here, but before we dive into 2012 we’re going to take a quick look back. ADOT’s Public Information/Media Relations team came up with a great list of the state’s major transportation accomplishments from 2011 and we thought we’d share it here on the blog!

  • Happy holidays!

    December 23, 2011

  • ADOT utilizes GIS to manage information, analyze and plan

    December 13, 2011
    The saying, “a photo speaks 1,000 words” holds true when it comes to data. Because, for most people (we’re not talking about the engineers who are out there reading this!) it’s hard to pull real meaning from just a long list of numbers.

  • Winter weather suspends northern projects for the season

    December 7, 2011
    The official start of winter is approaching, but the cold weather is already here! Over the past few weeks, we’ve told you how ADOT prepares for the snowy conditions common this time of year in Arizona’s high country.

  • State Transportation Board 101

    December 1, 2011
    ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan was formally adopted earlier this month. ADOT planners will now use the Long-Range Transportation Plan as a guide to build a transportation system designed to carry Arizona into the future! But just who is this group – otherwise known as the State Transportation Board – that adopted the plan?

  • ADOT closes certain state routes for winter months

    November 30, 2011
    Snow-covered, icy highways get swift attention from ADOT crews each winter, but some routes face factors so severe, that completely closing the road down for a few months is the best option.

  • Transportation decisions driven by traffic counts

    November 29, 2011
    You’d be amazed by how much there is to learn just by counting cars (yes, cars…not cards!)… Traffic counts are exactly what the name implies – physical counts of the traffic on a particular road – and ADOT takes them at approximately 1,400 locations around Arizona.

  • 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.