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  • Better safe than sorry: Arizona school zones aim to provide safe crossings

    August 16, 2011
    The need for pedestrian and bicyclist safety at schools, especially involving young students, cannot be overemphasized. While federal, state and local agencies are encouraging fit and healthy lifestyles by promoting walking and biking to school, the safety of these children should be our highest priority.

  • “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.

  • Repairs to damaged bridge set to finish by fall

    August 10, 2011
    The new Mescal Road/J-Six interchange is taking shape! The Cochise County bridge will soon reunite two communities that were unexpectedly disconnected after trucks collided beneath the old overpass in March.

  • Moving oversize loads requires big effort

    August 9, 2011
    When it comes to describing some hauls, the term “oversize load” is a major understatement. We’re talking about the enormous “super-loads” driven through the state each day. Maybe you’ve seen them on the freeways … they’re the trucks lugging gigantic transformers, generators, turbines, and even houseboats.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Big construction projects call for detailed plans

    August 3, 2011
    Our communication team moved offices recently, and when I walked into our new building this morning, this is what I saw… Having no idea what this wall of giant blue tubes was, I decided to do a little poking around and share what I could find out here on the blog.

  • ADOT serves as safety oversight for rail transit

    August 2, 2011
    In Arizona steps are being taken toward that future with the operation of METRO Light Rail and the anticipated launch of Tucson’s modern streetcar project. While ADOT is not responsible for rail transit in the state, the agency does play an important role …

  • 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.

  • 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!