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  • Blasts along SR 260 necessary in widening project

    July 26, 2011
    Some terrain is so rough and rocky that even heavy-duty machinery can’t break through. That was the case last Thursday when ADOT crews used more than 7,000 lbs. of explosives to remove roughly 8,000 cubic yards of material along SR 260, about 20 miles east of Payson.

  • ADOT seeks public comments on SR 77

    July 22, 2011
    We want to hear from you! Public involvement is the key to designing a roadway that improves traffic flow and enhances safety. As ADOT works with the Federal Highway Administration and the Regional Transportation Authority to widen Oracle Road (SR 77) from Tangerine Road to the Pinal County line, our ears are open to comments, questions and concerns.

  • Construction zone lane lines explained

    July 21, 2011
    With the number of road construction projects happening around the Valley right now, chances are you’ve driven through an active construction zone or two recently. Maybe you’ve noticed the lane lines in some of these construction zones look a little different. A little … temporary?

  • ADOT project will help make trips to the airport smoother, faster

    July 14, 2011
    Few situations are as stressful as hitting traffic on your way to the airport … especially if you’re holding on to that non-refundable ticket for a trip out of town. That’s why ADOT is working on reconstructing the State Route 143/Sky Harbor Boulevard Traffic Interchange to improve access to and from the airport.

  • Design-build projects satisfy the need for speed (and save money, too)

    July 7, 2011
    In less than a year, spectacular ramps and bridges have risen from bare ground in the southeast Valley. By this fall, they’ll link 12 miles of new high occupancy vehicle lanes on the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) with Interstate 10 and the Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Chandler -- see the project's progress in the slide show above.

  • Barricades vital even when crews aren't in the work zone

    June 16, 2011
    ‘Why are the cones and barricades still up, but no one is working?!?!?’ If you’ve ever driven by an empty freeway work zone, you might have wondered this yourself. But, despite how things may appear, there still is a risk to the traveling public, which means those barricades are very necessary.

  • ADOT to begin work on replacement bridge soon

    June 13, 2011
    Talk about a quick turnaround … it’s been just three months since a fiery crash destroyed the Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch Road bridge in Cochise County and already ADOT has approved a contract to rebuild and reopen the bridge this fall.

  • I-17 bridges in Munds Park ready for upgrades

    May 25, 2011
    The bridges over Pinewood Boulevard in Munds Park have been carrying Interstate-17 traffic for the past 53 years and now it’s time for some well-deserved reconstruction! ADOT has already begun the project that will rebuild the bridges and ramps on I-17 at Munds Park , an area just south of Flagstaff . Work started last month and is scheduled to wrap up by fall 2012.

  • Holiday Travel: SR 87 construction finished in time for Memorial Day

    May 24, 2011
    Construction work along State Route 87 is set to wrap up just in time for the upcoming holiday weekend!

  • Holiday Travel: I-10 restrictions at Hassayampa Bridge

    May 23, 2011
    Don’t let traffic get in the way of all your fun this holiday weekend! With a little advanced planning, you’ll have a better, more stress-free driving experience – that’s why we’re focusing on Memorial Day travel all week on the ADOT Blog.