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  • State Transportation Board 101

    December 1, 2011
    ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan was formally adopted earlier this month. ADOT planners will now use the Long-Range Transportation Plan as a guide to build a transportation system designed to carry Arizona into the future! But just who is this group – otherwise known as the State Transportation Board – that adopted the plan?

  • ADOT closes certain state routes for winter months

    November 30, 2011
    Snow-covered, icy highways get swift attention from ADOT crews each winter, but some routes face factors so severe, that completely closing the road down for a few months is the best option.

  • Transportation decisions driven by traffic counts

    November 29, 2011
    You’d be amazed by how much there is to learn just by counting cars (yes, cars…not cards!)… Traffic counts are exactly what the name implies – physical counts of the traffic on a particular road – and ADOT takes them at approximately 1,400 locations around Arizona.

  • Overnight emergency repairs follow I-10 tanker collision

    November 18, 2011
    I-10 was closed most of the day and night last Wednesday after two tanker trucks collided near Chandler Boulevard south of downtown Phoenix. For hours, many drivers could see the resulting column of black smoke. Even more people saw footage and photos of the collision’s aftermath on the news and online.

  • New snowplows on display for today's media event

    November 15, 2011
    Driving a snowplow is a lot harder than it looks … Luckily, ADOT has about 395 employees trained and ready to operate the nearly 200 snowplows in Arizona’s fleet. To give the public a better idea of what it takes to drive one of these machines, ADOT invited members of the local media over to a Phoenix equipment services yard this morning for an up-close look.

  • ADOT set for snowy season

    November 14, 2011
    Arizona isn’t known for its harsh, winter weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean we don’t see some considerable snowfall during our colder months. In fact, areas up in the state’s high country already had their first snowfall this season and more is on its way. So, what better time to make sure you’re ready for the winter season ahead?

  • Emergency Alert System being tested nationwide today at noon

    November 9, 2011
    ADOT will be testing out its Dynamic Message Signs by posting “EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST IN PROGRESS” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dynamic Message Signs are an important tool and are already used by ADOT to get the word out on AMBER Alerts and other critical information.

  • ADOT Operator Academy provides authentic training for new technicians

    November 3, 2011
    When a new highway operation technician is hired by ADOT, they’ve got one year to complete some basic training …

  • New specialty license plates now available

    October 31, 2011
    Arizona drivers now have even more designs to consider… four new specialty plates (Arizona Centennial, Boy Scouts of Arizona, Hunger Relief and Channel 8 PBS) are available starting today!

  • Communication saving Seattle from Viadoom

    October 28, 2011
    Nicole Sherbert, ADOT Assistant Communication Director
    If you haven't yet heard, last Friday night WSDOT closed the Alaskan Way viaduct -- one of the two main north-south freeways through downtown Seattle -- for demolition and ultimate replacement with a waterfront tunnel.