Archives

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Preserving, relocating native plants a big part of ADOT's Loop 101 project


By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications

What weighs up to 5,000 pounds, is more than 100 years old and can be more than a little prickly about moving?

Give up?

It’s one of the hundreds of saguaros in temporary quarters next to the Loop 101 Pima Freeway project.

As portions of the project wrap up, crews have been working to move more than 1,000 saguaros, along with native trees, to new locations.

Transplanting the massive desert plants isn’t an easy task. The video above explains what goes into maneuvering these thorny giants.  

Posted by Caroline Carpenter   |  Labels:  cacti, desert-plant, L-101, L-101-construction, saguaro, saguaro-cactus


Back
Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.