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  • 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!

  • Popular route to Grand Canyon slated for improvement

    October 20, 2011
    They're typically headed to one of the country’s biggest tourist destinations -- the Grand Canyon. One of the main routes to the popular south entrance happens to be State Route 64, which takes motorists right through the middle of Tusayan (pop. 560). The small town gets a lot of pedestrian and vehicle traffic and understandably there have been some concern related to all the activity on SR 64.

  • Closure slated for eastbound I-10 in Southeast Valley this weekend

    September 29, 2011
    Few things in life are guaranteed … except there’s never a good time to close an Interstate. So how does the Arizona Department of Transportation decide when it’s feasible to have a major restriction, such as this weekend’s closure of eastbound Interstate 10 in the southeast Valley?

  • (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!

  • 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.

  • Westbound HOV lanes on Loop 101 aren't open yet, but they will be soon

    August 25, 2011
    If you live and drive the Loop 101 in the West and North Valley you probably noticed the first stretch of HOV lanes on the eastbound Loop 101 recently opened. These new lanes already have helped to ease congestion in the North Valley, especially during the morning commute. You may have also noticed that the westbound HOV lanes appear to be done as well, but are not opened. ADOT has not decided to taunt you – these lanes aren’t open yet for a reason.

  • A new look at memorable I-10 bridge demos

    August 19, 2011
    Last week we gave you an update on how the new Mescal/J-Six bridge is coming along... You might also remember that the night the damaged bridge was taken down, the old Marsh Station bridge was also demolished just a few miles away. It was a huge project that required completely shutting down I-10 for the night.

  • “Turnin' dirt” on the Loop 303 in Surprise

    August 11, 2011
    Think back to 1984. You might recall that the United States hosted the summer Olympics in Los Angeles and Michael Jackson’s Thriller snagged eight Grammy Awards. It’s also when the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) identified the need for a West Valley regional connector freeway later to be dubbed Loop 303.

  • Repairs to damaged bridge set to finish by fall

    August 10, 2011
    The new Mescal Road/J-Six interchange is taking shape! The Cochise County bridge will soon reunite two communities that were unexpectedly disconnected after trucks collided beneath the old overpass in March.

  • Westbound I-10 down to one lane this weekend as crews do "tons" of work

    August 4, 2011
    Heading into the Valley this weekend? Give yourself some extra travel time. Westbound Interstate 10 into metro Phoenix will be narrowed to one lane between Wild Horse Pass and Chandler boulevards from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 5-6).