ADOT to reevaluate policy, procedures on roadside memorials

John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Department of Transportation, offered the following statement Wednesday on memorials placed along state highways:

"ADOT recognizes the need for loved ones to grieve for those killed in crashes and that some choose to do so through memorials placed along roadsides.

“Our job is to serve the public and to listen to the public. In response to these very genuine concerns, we are reevaluating our policy and procedures with a goal of providing an opportunity for those who wish to express their grief and preserving memorials that do not present a safety hazard.”