• 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.

  • 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.

  • Keep your pets safe and out of the roadway

    March 23, 2012
    It goes without saying that pets and highways are a dangerous combination. Still, thousands of dogs and cats end up on Arizona’s highways every year often suffering serious or fatal injuries and contributing to motor vehicle crashes.

  • ADOT offers easy way to access vehicle tax details

    March 22, 2012
    Tax time is here again and if you’re in the midst of preparing your 2011 income tax return, you might want to check out an online tool from ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division. It’s called the EZ Vehicle Fee Recap and offers a free, easy way for you to access your vehicle tax details. Arizona vehicle owners can view their own report of registration fees and taxes paid in the prior calendar year.

  • Building a Freeway: Soffit Fills and Waste Slabs

    March 21, 2012
    When you’re building bridges, there’s more than one way to get the job done... We told you a few months ago about a method that utilizes false work and sand jacks. Today, we’re going to fill you in on a different approach … the key terms to remember are soffit fills and waste slabs.

  • ADOT adopts national road signage standards

    March 20, 2012
    Bigger, easier-to-read signs are coming to a freeway near you! That’s because at the beginning of the year, ADOT adopted the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), along with the Arizona supplemental modifications, as a standard for traffic control devices for use on the streets and highways of the state of Arizona.

  • Green dirt has nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day

    March 16, 2012
    We won’t blame you if you see this green slope at the Loop 303 and US 60 (Grand Avenue) and think it's part of a St. Patrick’s Day stunt, but we promise this is no gimmick! The mound of dirt is green for good reason, albeit one that has nothing to do with tomorrow’s holiday …

  • Bridge work progresses at Loop 303/Waddell Road

    March 15, 2012
    Last week we were asked on Facebook to provide an update on the Loop 303 project – specifically the bridge construction at Waddell Road. We’re happy to oblige! We also are glad to report that the bridge construction is progressing as planned.

  • Centennial video captures a day in ADOT history

    March 14, 2012
    When Arizona turned 100 last month, we celebrated by documenting everything ADOT does across the state in a single day. And, oh what a day it was!

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