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  • ADOT crews assist with event traffic control

    April 12, 2012
    ADOT Highway Operations Supervisor Ron Martin sums things up really well in the video above… “I know everybody hates waiting in a line and if we can keep that line moving, they’re a little happier,” he says referring to traffic that spills out of a venue’s parking lot after a big event comes to an end – in this case, a NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Happy birthday to the ADOT Blog!

    April 11, 2012
    The ADOT Blog turns one today ... that's a lot of blog posts, photos and videos! One year ago today we launched this blog and now, 12 months later, we’re trying to figure out how to mark the anniversary…

  • ADOT warns public of fraudulent websites

    April 10, 2012
    We've all got to be careful when it comes to online transactions and sometimes knowing what to watch out for is the key to keeping your information safe. That’s why ADOT’s Motor Vehicle Division wants to alert customers that there are various Internet-based fraudulent schemes operating with the goal to illegally charge an individual’s credit card account for bogus driver license services.

  • Arizona wins best license plate award for centennial design

    April 6, 2012
    Who says a license plate can’t be well designed and even beautiful? Not the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, that’s for sure. This group is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization devoted to researching, collecting and promoting license plates.

  • Transportation Defined: Mile Markers

    April 5, 2012
    These reference “posts” are set two feet off the right shoulder and are about one mile apart. Mile posts can be used to tell where you are located if you are involved in a collision, have mechanical problems, or are out of gas. If you have to stop, note the route you are on and the approximate distance from a mile post.

  • Construction to start on first segment of SR 24 in southeast Mesa

    April 4, 2012
    The Superstition Mountains served as backdrop Tuesday when a group including contractors, ADOT and local government officials, gathered in the East Valley to mark the construction start of SR 24. Work begins this month on the first stretch of the state route also known as the Gateway Freeway.

  • Business outreach helps ADOT spread the word on upcoming projects

    April 3, 2012
    There’s no cookie-cutter approach when it comes to getting the word out on an upcoming ADOT project … The method (or more likely, methods) used to communicate with the public depends on the plans, location and a host of other factors.

  • Recent winter storm kept snowplow operators very busy

    March 30, 2012
    Just a couple days before the official start of spring, our state experienced a severe winter storm that left up to 36 inches of snow in some spots. Needless to say, that much snow meant ADOT’s snowplow drivers were kept very busy through the weekend.

  • ADOT hosts its version of a garage sale this Saturday

    March 28, 2012
    If you’re in the market for a snowplow, Saturday might just end up being your lucky day... That’s when Equipment Services will hold a public auction (basically ADOT’s version of a garage sale) and there’s a long list of items up for purchase, including that snowplow.

  • Familiar look of SR 143 will stay in place

    March 27, 2012
    The SR 143 has undergone some reconstruction and work still continues, but that doesn’t mean the indigenous images and symbols that have long been a part of its landscape will go away.