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 Archives for: 2011

  • MVD assists returning soldiers

    July 1, 2011
    On June 6, more than 300 soldiers with the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion returned home to Ft. Huachuca after serving in Iraq for the past year. These soldiers were welcomed by family, friends and community – but, many also were greeted with the fact that there is so much to take care after you’ve been away from home for 12 months.

  • Don't Trash Arizona!

    June 28, 2011
    Last month we told you about the thousands who take on the immense task of cleaning up Arizona’s roads through ADOT’s Adopt a Highway program – more than 800 tons of trash is picked up off the state highways each year because of these volunteers!

  • Getting the green light: Valley ramp meters now more efficient

    June 23, 2011
    If you drive Valley freeways during rush hour, you’re probably pretty familiar with ramp meters … They’re the two-light signals positioned at most Valley on-ramps that tell motorists when it’s okay to head onto the freeway. Ramp meters have been used in the Phoenix-Metro area for about the past 20 years and maybe you think not much about them has changed … but, actually they’ve recently become much more efficient!

  • Rules of the road: driver license practice tests now online

    June 22, 2011
    Whatever your reason is, if you want to brush up on your skills and learn about proper vehicle safety you can visit the ADOT Motor Vehicle Division website. There you’ll find the Arizona Driver License Manual, available for download as a PDF.

  • Barricades vital even when crews aren't in the work zone

    June 16, 2011
    ‘Why are the cones and barricades still up, but no one is working?!?!?’ If you’ve ever driven by an empty freeway work zone, you might have wondered this yourself. But, despite how things may appear, there still is a risk to the traveling public, which means those barricades are very necessary.

  • ADOT crews on the scene at Wallow Fire

    June 16, 2011
    The wildfires burning through portions of the state are destroying so much … from the scenic acreage that will be changed forever to the property loss and the lives so terribly affected.

  • Monsoon season: drivers should expect the unexpected

    June 15, 2011
    Monsoon season officially begins today, and brings with it some potentially hazardous driving conditions that all motorists should be prepared for.

  • ADOT to begin work on replacement bridge soon

    June 13, 2011
    Talk about a quick turnaround … it’s been just three months since a fiery crash destroyed the Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch Road bridge in Cochise County and already ADOT has approved a contract to rebuild and reopen the bridge this fall.

  • 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…

  • ADOT plays a role in Safe Routes to School

    June 8, 2011
    Between homework, heavy backpacks and pop quizzes, kids face enough challenges … walking to school should be the simplest part of the day. But that’s not always the case, which is a reason why Safe Routes to School was created. The program takes aim at the growing epidemic of childhood obesity by making it a little easier and a bit safer for kids to ride a bike or walk to school!