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  • Winter weather suspends northern projects for the season

    December 7, 2011
    The official start of winter is approaching, but the cold weather is already here! Over the past few weeks, we’ve told you how ADOT prepares for the snowy conditions common this time of year in Arizona’s high country.

  • ADOT seeks opinions as it studies future of I-17 corridor

    October 19, 2011
    If you regularly drive I-17 between the Maricopa Traffic Interchange (the Split) and Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in north Phoenix, you probably already realize the freeway is operating at (or near) total capacity. Now, just try to imagine what traffic will be like on that stretch by 2035!

  • Landform graphics help with dust, erosion (and they look nice, too)

    October 6, 2011
    As ADOT employees, we naturally get a lot of transportation-related questions thrown our way by friends and family... it’s just something that comes with the job! But, another question we regularly get focuses on the rock landscaping surrounding our Valley freeways. People want to know why we don’t just use trees and shrubs instead of rock. Others wonder why we landscape the area at all.

  • 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.

  • Why does ADOT replace perfectly good highway signs?

    June 9, 2011
    We received a question on our Facebook page last week asking us why, in this time of tight state budgets, ADOT is spending money to swap out what appear to be perfectly good highway signs. We thought it was a great question, so here’s the answer…

  • Staying safe on the road

    May 27, 2011
    Memorial Day weekend is here and if you’re headed out of town you probably have your travel plans all wrapped up by now. Hopefully those plans already include some safety preparations … if not, here are a few things to think about before hitting the road!

  • I-17 bridges in Munds Park ready for upgrades

    May 25, 2011
    The bridges over Pinewood Boulevard in Munds Park have been carrying Interstate-17 traffic for the past 53 years and now it’s time for some well-deserved reconstruction! ADOT has already begun the project that will rebuild the bridges and ramps on I-17 at Munds Park , an area just south of Flagstaff . Work started last month and is scheduled to wrap up by fall 2012.