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  • New I-11 signs mark congressionally designated corridor

    March 25, 2014
    New signs mark the future I-11 corridor between Phoenix and Las Vegas. They were installed by ADOT along US 93, a likely route for the proposed interstate.

  • Numbering Arizona's highways

    March 5, 2014
    "Arizona's Transportation History" provides us with a look at how and why our state's highways were numbered.

  • A look at ADOT's Sign Shop

    August 22, 2013
    The ADOT Sign Shop is one very busy place. Nearly 35,000 signs were created there during last fiscal year alone – that averages out to almost 3,000 signs each month!

  • From the ADOT Archives: The Sign Shop

    August 21, 2013
    How important are all the signs posted along Arizona’s highway system? Well, we’d literally be lost without them.

  • Graffiti shields used to deter sign taggers

    May 15, 2013
    A whole lot of work goes into making sure ADOT signs stay readable, reflective and in good repair …

  • Why does ADOT replace perfectly good highway signs?

    June 9, 2011
    We received a question on our Facebook page last week asking us why, in this time of tight state budgets, ADOT is spending money to swap out what appear to be perfectly good highway signs. We thought it was a great question, so here’s the answer…

  • Big sign offers huge welcome to Grand Canyon State

    June 3, 2011
    Most of the signs ADOT produces have to be pretty big so drivers can read them, but one of the newest is simply massive… At 16x16 feet, a new sign welcoming motorists to Arizona is among the tallest in the state. It recently was installed on Interstate 8 near Yuma; however, it was made in Phoenix, and as you can imagine, moving a sign that size isn’t a simple task (see video above and photo slideshow below).

  • Take a look: New signs easier to read

    May 19, 2011
    Drivers along eastbound Loop 202 might notice something’s different on their Monday morning commute – but it’s going to take a very perceptive eye to catch the change. This weekend ADOT is installing signs with a brand new typeface on the Red Mountain Freeway between Loop 101 and Country Club Drive. Although the change is slight, the new signs should be a little easier to read!