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  • How ADOT deals with dust

    June 13, 2012
    Since yesterday we’ve received a number of really inspired Haboob Haikus. We are overwhelmed by the creativity that’s out there! Have you had the chance to submit a poem yet?

  • ADOT launches "Haboob Haiku" challenge

    June 12, 2012
    Our mission this week is massive and we’ve got to admit, we are going to need a little help. We’re trying to spread the word on monsoon and dust storm safety and we want to reach as many people as possible, which is where you come in!

  • Pull Aside • Stay Alive

    June 11, 2012
    At ADOT we always want to give drivers a warning of what’s coming up on the road ahead... Whether it’s an impending freeway closure or a new type of traffic signal, we try our very best to get the word out ahead of time so motorists know what to expect. But, sometimes something will impact our roads (and the ability to drive them) quickly and without much notice, making it all the more difficult to get the message out.

  • AAA expects 7.9 million stranded motorists during summer travel season

    June 7, 2012
    We recently shared some important tips for motorists to keep in mind as they hit the road this summer season, but safe driving can start before you even leave the driveway. That's why we're bringing you this guest blog post today from our friends at AAA of Arizona. It provides some great information on the three basic maintenance checks all drivers should perform before taking off on a summer road trip.

  • US 60 pedestrian signal project starting June 11

    June 6, 2012
    Think you know all there is to know about traffic signals? Let us introduce you to the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon. It’s not your traditional traffic control device (different configuration … two lights side-by-side on top, with one below), but it is similar to what drivers are familiar with.

  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport named 2012 Airport of the Year

    June 5, 2012
    This is a blog post about the 2012 award for Airport of the Year – an honor presented annually to an airport that accomplishes much in the areas of community relations, airport management, maintenance activities and innovative programs.

  • US 93 improvements continue

    June 1, 2012
    If you’ve ever driven between Arizona and Las Vegas, you’re probably pretty familiar with US 93. It’s the stretch of road traveled by countless motorists each day and it is in the midst of a major update.

  • Take a look at how license plates are made

    May 30, 2012
    Next time you’re at a party and really want to impress the crowd, try throwing out this bit of transportation trivia: more than 1.3 million new Arizona license plates were produced last fiscal year. That’s a lot of plates!

  • I-17 closures slated between Happy Valley Road and Loop 303

    May 29, 2012
    Typically when ADOT closes an interstate, the closure itself is the big news. As ADOT prepares for the first of two overnight closures on Interstate 17 in north Phoenix, the 18-mile detour drivers will use is the big news. ADOT will close I-17 between Happy Valley Road and Loop 303 over two weekend nights in June to install a new pedestrian bridge.

  • Drivers play an important role in wildfire prevention

    May 24, 2012
    A three-day weekend is coming up and that means a lot of people will be hitting the road… It’s the perfect time to take a road trip, but it’s also wildfire season and we’ve all got to be a bit more careful in this dry, desert climate we live.