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  • Public input helps shape San Pedro River Bridge replacement project

    October 4, 2012
    Public involvement truly helps shape ADOT projects … just ask residents living near the San Pedro River Bridge

  • US 93 improvements continue

    June 1, 2012
    If you’ve ever driven between Arizona and Las Vegas, you’re probably pretty familiar with US 93. It’s the stretch of road traveled by countless motorists each day and it is in the midst of a major update.

  • Partnering 101

    January 20, 2012
    When ADOT builds a freeway, there is an essential step that surprisingly requires absolutely no construction or even heavy lifting. We’re talking about partnering – the ADOT and construction industry process that allows everyone on the project to get together, set goals and talk about the work ahead.

  • SR 143 construction surpasses half-way mark

    December 21, 2011
    The improvements to SR 143 are really coming along. In fact, construction now is about 64 percent complete!

  • New 303/Greenway construction bypass built in 43 hours

    December 14, 2011
    Accommodating existing traffic is a key priority when ADOT builds a freeway … Depending on the project, that can mean working out a construction schedule that takes rush hours into account or hiring extra crews to flag and direct traffic through the site.

  • 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.