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  • Arizona roadway fatalities dropped again in 2010

    September 16, 2011
    ADOT's new Crash Facts report shows the number of fatal crashes was on the decline in 2010.

  • Loop 303 makes annual "Top 10 Roads" list

    September 15, 2011
    When the editorial team at Roads & Bridges makes choices for the magazine’s annual Top 10 Roads list, many factors are considered. But, according to Editorial Director Bill Wilson, it’s the challenges faced in building each nominated road and the project’s impact that get the closest looks. Maybe that’s why the Loop 303 (Happy Valley Road to Lake Pleasant Parkway) made it to this year’s top 10!

  • Chance for tremor is slim, but bridges built to endure

    September 14, 2011
    The recent quake near Washington, D.C. served as a reminder that the earth occasionally moves in U.S. locales outside of California. At ADOT, we know that Arizona is not immune to seismic activity, either.

  • US 93 wildlife crossing honored with environmental award

    September 13, 2011
    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 …

  • Real World Design Challenge heads to Arizona

    September 9, 2011
    The Real World Design Challenge is coming to Arizona! This annual competition gives high school students the opportunity to tackle actual engineering challenges. The contest is just for students, but we’re all going to benefit from the skills these future innovators are learning!

  • ADOT to host next International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

    September 8, 2011
    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!

  • Preparedness and emergency response are important parts of ADOT's job

    September 7, 2011
    Last week when we told you about National Preparedness Month, we briefly detailed the role ADOT plays when it comes to public safety. But, there’s a whole lot more to say on the subject, and who better to write about it than ADOT’s very own Emergency Manager…

  • Air quality impact studied by ADOT before projects move forward

    September 2, 2011
    A couple months ago we told you how ADOT works to minimize the noise impact a new freeway has on surrounding neighborhoods. Well, similar efforts also are made when it comes to air quality …

  • Join ADOT in recognizing National Preparedness Month

    September 1, 2011
    Did you know today kicks off the start of National Preparedness Month? It’s a national effort focused on getting families, workplaces and emergency responders prepared for anything … because disasters and emergencies never seem to give much of a warning.

  • Mystery surrounds tree near I-17

    August 30, 2011
    It’s not often that a tree gets wrapped up in a mystery, but a lot of unanswered questions surround one Juniper growing next to I-17. Some Arizonans might already know about the tree – it’s actually sort of famous around the state and even has its own Wikipedia page.