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While looking through our photo archives, we found what appeared to be photos of a cactus relocation project on State Route 87 (Beeline Highway) during the summer of 1971. That made us curious to learn more about the practice. Cactus...
Lane splits provide crews the room they need to continue working while also keeping travel lanes open. Lane restrictions on this project take place on weekends and overnight on weeknights, so they impact fewer drivers on the road.
Working as a member of the ADOT Incident Response Unit, sponsored by GEICO, means showing up to unique incidents on Valley freeways. Not every day is predictable. When crashes occur, IRU members will set up traffic control, using cones or...

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While looking through our photo archives, we found what appeared to be photos of a cactus relocation project on State Route 87 (Beeline Highway) during the summer of 1971. That made us curious to learn more about the practice. Cactus...
Lane splits provide crews the room they need to continue working while also keeping travel lanes open. Lane restrictions on this project take place on weekends and overnight on weeknights, so they impact fewer drivers on the road.
Working as a member of the ADOT Incident Response Unit, sponsored by GEICO, means showing up to unique incidents on Valley freeways. Not every day is predictable. When crashes occur, IRU members will set up traffic control, using cones or...
Collector-Distributor (CD) roads along I-10 in both directions between 40th Street and Baseline Road are coming this summer in the I-10 Broadway Curve area.
Summer brings out wildlife all over Arizona. Paying attention when they are there can save drivers from nasty crashes.
If you want to know way too much about traffic signals, you’ve come to the right place. We’re about to go behind the scenes when an interchange signal system goes into “flash mode” – that’s traffic industry lingo for flashing red lights...
Because too many people can’t be bothered to not litter, ADOT cleans each of the pump stations in the metro Phoenix area at an annual cost of about $1 million.
There are more than 100 different specialty plates in Arizona that you can look for on the roads everyday. Take this NEW bingo card with you on your family roadtrips!
The latest episode of our podcast, On the Road With ADOT, features Kelsey Mo, a public information officer who specializes in safety topics, and Garin Groff, a public information officer who does interviews aplenty about the I-10 dust detection system.
Monsoon Awareness Week is June 9-15 this year. It provides the Arizona Department of Transportation the opportunity to remind drivers of the dangers associated with our monsoon storms, especially dust storms. Our “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” safety campaign provides drivers with the tools to stay safe, if you are ever near or caught in a dust storm.