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  • ADOT Aeronautics Group oversees airport pavement program, wins national award

    September 28, 2011
    Smooth takeoffs and easy landings require airport runways that are maintained and cared for … because no pilot (or passenger) wants to hit a pothole on the taxiway. But, keeping an airport’s pavement in good condition takes some vigilance – extreme temperatures, wear from heavy loads and age can all take their toll on pavement. Smaller, publicly owned airports in the state might not have the budget, or the manpower, to handle needed repairs.

  • Wattles help prevent sediment pollution

    September 27, 2011
    When it comes to preventing sediment from being washed out of construction sites and into adjacent water sources, there’s a low-tech solution that proves very useful. It’s called a wattle.... A what?

  • $5 million in grants available from ADOT's Safe Routes to School program

    September 23, 2011
    A new school year is in full swing and now is the time for Arizona educators to take advantage of the $5 million in grants available from Safe Routes to School!

  • Gonzales Pass earns environmental excellence award

    September 21, 2011
    All the innovation and care that went into the US 60 Gonzales Pass project has really paid off. Not only did the 10-mile stretch west of Superior transform from two lanes into a safer, more modern four-lane highway, but the project has just been awarded the President’s Award in Valley Forward’s 31st annual Environmental Excellence Awards program.

  • Donor Network of Arizona recognizes ADOT partnership

    September 20, 2011
    Did you realize that more than 111,000 people in the U.S. are in need of a life-saving organ transplant? In Arizona alone, 2,100 people are waiting ... That’s why the Donor Network of Arizona is so important. As the state’s only organ recovery organization, this not-for-profit group is a much-needed resource.

  • (Re)-bridging the gap: Mescal/J-Six Bridge set to open

    September 19, 2011
    It’s been just about six months, but today the residents of Mescal and J-Six Ranch got their bridge back and can finally say goodbye to one lengthy detour!


  • Loop 303 makes annual "Top 10 Roads" list

    September 15, 2011
    When the editorial team at Roads & Bridges makes choices for the magazine’s annual Top 10 Roads list, many factors are considered. But, according to Editorial Director Bill Wilson, it’s the challenges faced in building each nominated road and the project’s impact that get the closest looks. Maybe that’s why the Loop 303 (Happy Valley Road to Lake Pleasant Parkway) made it to this year’s top 10!

  • Chance for tremor is slim, but bridges built to endure

    September 14, 2011
    The recent quake near Washington, D.C. served as a reminder that the earth occasionally moves in U.S. locales outside of California. At ADOT, we know that Arizona is not immune to seismic activity, either.

  • US 93 wildlife crossing honored with environmental award

    September 13, 2011
    Over the past several years, ADOT has worked to transform the highly traveled US 93 between Wickenburg to the Hoover Dam from a two-lane highway to an environmentally friendly four-lane, divided highway. A project of this scale will always present its share of issues, but widening the final section – from Kingman to the Mike O’Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge – provided ADOT with an especially unique challenge …