From the ADOT Archives: A 1978 film crew

From the ADOT Archives: A 1978 film crew

May 1, 2013
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Video being taken over one of the state roads.

Isn’t it interesting to see that a production crew was filming the state’s roads back in January 1978?

That’s when these photos were taken near the intersection of Van Buren Street and the Black Canyon Freeway (I-17).

Beyond the date and location (and the fact that their equipment looks so different from what gets used today), we don’t know much about this traffic-filming team.

What we do know is that right now in 2013, ADOT has a video team devoted not just to getting great footage of the state’s transportation system, but really telling the story of transportation in Arizona.

This probably isn’t news to many of you. After all, ADOT’s videos have been viewed a whopping 173,368 times in just over two years!

But, in case you haven’t taken a look in a while, you really should check out what the team has been up to lately…

Whether it’s an important safety message, work to restore US 89 or a bridge demolition in Bylas – the video team has been out there crafting some outstanding and very educational final cuts.


Video being taken at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Black Canyon Freeway.

You can watch all of ADOT’s videos here on the blog or find them over on our YouTube page.

It’s safe to say things have changed since 1912 when the Arizona Highway Department was first established. But you don’t just have to take our word … we’ve got plenty of pictures to prove it. We combed through our archives and decided to periodically post these photos from the past in a blog series we’re calling, “From the ADOT Archives.”