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  • Thousands of tumbling tumbleweeds roll into wash

    August 23, 2011
    An ADOT Highway Operations Supervisor came across a sight Monday morning that he’s never seen before … As he was driving by Jeddito Wash on SR 87, Elliott Koinva noticed that thousands of tumbleweeds had clustered together to form a kind of solid wall.

  • ADOT outreach effort wins top national award

    August 17, 2011
    Remember when we first blogged about Arizona’s Long-Range Transportation Plan? It’s the plan that’s updated every five years and helps set ADOT’s priorities when it comes to the state’s transportation needs over the next 25 years.

  • Better safe than sorry: Arizona school zones aim to provide safe crossings

    August 16, 2011
    The need for pedestrian and bicyclist safety at schools, especially involving young students, cannot be overemphasized. While federal, state and local agencies are encouraging fit and healthy lifestyles by promoting walking and biking to school, the safety of these children should be our highest priority.

  • Repairs to damaged bridge set to finish by fall

    August 10, 2011
    The new Mescal Road/J-Six interchange is taking shape! The Cochise County bridge will soon reunite two communities that were unexpectedly disconnected after trucks collided beneath the old overpass in March.

  • Moving oversize loads requires big effort

    August 9, 2011
    When it comes to describing some hauls, the term “oversize load” is a major understatement. We’re talking about the enormous “super-loads” driven through the state each day. Maybe you’ve seen them on the freeways … they’re the trucks lugging gigantic transformers, generators, turbines, and even houseboats.

  • Research Center guides ADOT toward transportation innovation

    August 8, 2011
    Much has changed since ADOT got its start in 1927. Back then, the agency was known as the Arizona State Highway Department and roads certainly were built a little differently. Methods, materials and technology have changed so much since then.

  • Westbound I-10 down to one lane this weekend as crews do "tons" of work

    August 4, 2011
    Heading into the Valley this weekend? Give yourself some extra travel time. Westbound Interstate 10 into metro Phoenix will be narrowed to one lane between Wild Horse Pass and Chandler boulevards from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 5-6).

  • Big construction projects call for detailed plans

    August 3, 2011
    Our communication team moved offices recently, and when I walked into our new building this morning, this is what I saw… Having no idea what this wall of giant blue tubes was, I decided to do a little poking around and share what I could find out here on the blog.

  • ADOT serves as safety oversight for rail transit

    August 2, 2011
    In Arizona steps are being taken toward that future with the operation of METRO Light Rail and the anticipated launch of Tucson’s modern streetcar project. While ADOT is not responsible for rail transit in the state, the agency does play an important role …

  • Blasts along SR 260 necessary in widening project

    July 26, 2011
    Some terrain is so rough and rocky that even heavy-duty machinery can’t break through. That was the case last Thursday when ADOT crews used more than 7,000 lbs. of explosives to remove roughly 8,000 cubic yards of material along SR 260, about 20 miles east of Payson.