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Black bird with red spot on its wing sits among light brown foliage
In accordance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, ADOT takes measures to prevent the disturbance of active nests within the right of way. Today's video highlights how ADOT maintains its roads and structures while also taking care of the surrounding natural resources.
Rocky scenic vista
Since it's Earth Day, we're looking back to the blog posts and videos that have highlighted ADOT’s commitment to environmentally conscious practices.
Water Quality Analysts review project
The environmental clearance process is a big step that has to be cleared before construction can begin on a project.
Display of photos stacked vertically, and offset ninety degrees, showcasing ADOT's recent efforts.
Transportation planners and engineers have a lot to consider when designing or improving a roadway in Arizona. It’s not just about getting people from one place to the next – safety, planning priorities, community concerns, fiscal constraints all get taken into account (along with so many other factors).
Gonzales Pass - An Arizona highway with spring flowers and rolling hills
All the innovation and care that went into the US 60 Gonzales Pass project has really paid off. Not only did the 10-mile stretch west of Superior transform from two lanes into a safer, more modern four-lane highway, but the project has just been awarded the President’s Award in Valley Forward’s 31st annual Environmental Excellence Awards program.
Big Horn Sheep
Over the past several years, ADOT has worked to transform the highly traveled US 93 between Wickenburg to the Hoover Dam from a two-lane highway to an environmentally friendly four-lane, divided highway. A project of this scale will always present its share of issues, but widening the final section – from Kingman to the Mike O’Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge – provided ADOT with an especially unique challenge …
Snowy mountains behind forest
When the 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation wrapped up late last month in Seattle, the very exciting announcement was made that ADOT had been selected to serve as host for the next conference in 2013!

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