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  • Landform graphics help with dust, erosion (and they look nice, too)

    October 6, 2011
    As ADOT employees, we naturally get a lot of transportation-related questions thrown our way by friends and family... it’s just something that comes with the job! But, another question we regularly get focuses on the rock landscaping surrounding our Valley freeways. People want to know why we don’t just use trees and shrubs instead of rock. Others wonder why we landscape the area at all.

  • 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?

  • Loop 303 makes annual "Top 10 Roads" list

    September 15, 2011
    When the editorial team at Roads & Bridges makes choices for the magazine’s annual Top 10 Roads list, many factors are considered. But, according to Editorial Director Bill Wilson, it’s the challenges faced in building each nominated road and the project’s impact that get the closest looks. Maybe that’s why the Loop 303 (Happy Valley Road to Lake Pleasant Parkway) made it to this year’s top 10!

  • 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.

  • Cleaning, maintenance all part of I-10 tunnel upkeep

    August 18, 2011
    With roughly 240,000 vehicles driving through it each day, the I-10 Deck Park Tunnel needs the night off every once in a while for a good, thorough scrub! Just about every four months, the tunnel is closed to traffic in order to allow crews the chance to wash the walls, maintain the ventilation systems and check on the tunnel’s 3,700 light fixtures (about 150-200 light bulbs are changed out each quarter!).

  • “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.

  • 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).

  • Work wraps up on I-10 (Papago Freeway) in West Valley

    July 28, 2011
    The wait is over! After more than three years since work first started, West Valley motorists now have a new and improved drive on I-10 as it stretches through Buckeye, Goodyear, Avondale and Tolleson.

  • 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.