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  • By the Numbers: Rubberized Asphalt

    April 24, 2014
    Learn some trivia and fun facts about rubberized asphalt.

  • How it's made: Rubberized asphalt

    April 23, 2014
    For over 25 years, ADOT has been using rubberized asphalt on the Arizona highway system. Take a look at how it's made.

  • Building a Freeway: Rubberized Asphalt

    July 26, 2013
    Rubberized asphalt is durable, smooth and uses recycled materials that otherwise would be headed to a landfill ... what’s not to like?

  • Surveys give valuable feedback on quiet pavement

    February 7, 2012
    We asked and you answered! Back in December when we told you about the Quiet Pavement Pilot Program, we launched a survey asking for your thoughts on freeway surface conditions in Maricopa County.

  • Quiet Pavement Pilot Program

    December 15, 2011
    Back in the early 2000s ADOT started to hear from drivers who said certain stretches of Valley freeways seemed quieter than others. ADOT and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) noticed a difference, too. It seemed that areas paved with an asphalt rubber friction course (rubberized asphalt), which MAG funded through the Regional Transportation Plan, were less noisy than freeway surfaces with cement concrete pavement.

  • 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!

  • Research Center guides ADOT toward transportation innovation

    August 8, 2011
    Much has changed since ADOT got its start in 1927. Back then, the agency was known as the Arizona State Highway Department and roads certainly were built a little differently. Methods, materials and technology have changed so much since then.

  • SR 260 improvements under way

    July 27, 2011
    State Route 260 – the road so often taken by Arizonans seeking a quick trip to cooler climates – is undergoing improvements, which will make its scenic drive a little smoother for motorists!

  • Listen Up: ADOT works to minimize noise impacts

    June 6, 2011
    Most people don’t find the sound of traffic especially soothing … ADOT certainly recognizes this and is constantly working to minimize the impacts to surrounding neighborhoods from the noise of new freeways.

  • Rubberized asphalt reduces noise, helps environment

    April 21, 2011
    Driving Valley Freeways this time of year? You might hear about or even experience lane restrictions because of rubberized asphalt paving. “Why,” you ask, “does ADOT schedule rubberized asphalt paving between March and May when so many of us are out and about enjoying the gorgeous weather?”