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  • 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 …

  • Real World Design Challenge heads to Arizona

    September 9, 2011
    The Real World Design Challenge is coming to Arizona! This annual competition gives high school students the opportunity to tackle actual engineering challenges. The contest is just for students, but we’re all going to benefit from the skills these future innovators are learning!

  • ADOT to host next International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

    September 8, 2011
    When the 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation wrapped up late last month in Seattle, the very exciting announcement was made that ADOT had been selected to serve as host for the next conference in 2013!

  • Preparedness and emergency response are important parts of ADOT's job

    September 7, 2011
    Last week when we told you about National Preparedness Month, we briefly detailed the role ADOT plays when it comes to public safety. But, there’s a whole lot more to say on the subject, and who better to write about it than ADOT’s very own Emergency Manager…

  • Air quality impact studied by ADOT before projects move forward

    September 2, 2011
    A couple months ago we told you how ADOT works to minimize the noise impact a new freeway has on surrounding neighborhoods. Well, similar efforts also are made when it comes to air quality …

  • Join ADOT in recognizing National Preparedness Month

    September 1, 2011
    Did you know today kicks off the start of National Preparedness Month? It’s a national effort focused on getting families, workplaces and emergency responders prepared for anything … because disasters and emergencies never seem to give much of a warning.

  • Mystery surrounds tree near I-17

    August 30, 2011
    It’s not often that a tree gets wrapped up in a mystery, but a lot of unanswered questions surround one Juniper growing next to I-17. Some Arizonans might already know about the tree – it’s actually sort of famous around the state and even has its own Wikipedia page.

  • Tiny camera captures bird’s eye view of girder installation

    August 29, 2011
    If you’ve been following along in the blog, you know that we’ve been chronicling ADOT’s reconstruction of the Mescal/J-Six bridge in southern Arizona since it was severely damaged when two semi trucks collided underneath it back in March. Completion of the fast-tracked bridge reconstruction is slated for later this month.

  • ADOT puts some of Arizona’s abundant sunshine to good use!

    August 24, 2011
    When prices at the pump started to spike a couple years ago, ADOT began looking at ways to cut fuel costs for the 4,200 vehicles in its fleet. And, believe it or not, the idea for a very promising solution came from the roof of a pretend cop car … well, sort of.

  • Thousands of tumbling tumbleweeds roll into wash

    August 23, 2011
    An ADOT Highway Operations Supervisor came across a sight Monday morning that he’s never seen before … As he was driving by Jeddito Wash on SR 87, Elliott Koinva noticed that thousands of tumbleweeds had clustered together to form a kind of solid wall.