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  • Pull Aside • Stay Alive

    June 11, 2012
    At ADOT we always want to give drivers a warning of what’s coming up on the road ahead... Whether it’s an impending freeway closure or a new type of traffic signal, we try our very best to get the word out ahead of time so motorists know what to expect. But, sometimes something will impact our roads (and the ability to drive them) quickly and without much notice, making it all the more difficult to get the message out.

  • Sand barrel crash cushions designed to take an impact

    May 16, 2012
    What’s filled with sand, weighs up to 1,400 pounds and is designed to save lives? If you answered a sand barrel crash cushion, you’re correct! And, if you didn’t have a guess then you’re probably asking: What’s a sand barrel crash cushion?

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week starts today

    April 23, 2012
    For obvious reasons, highway work zone safety is a serious subject here at ADOT… The agency’s employees who build and maintain Arizona’s roadways are constantly aware of (and prepared for) any hazardous situation that might occur.

  • Attenuators designed to take the impact of vehicle collisions

    December 20, 2011
    Back in July we told you all about truck-mounted attenuators and how vital they are to the safety of ADOT employees and drivers out on the road. But, there’s another type of attenuator that acts on the same principle and does just as much to protect motorists...


  • 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.

  • ADOT puts some of Arizona’s abundant sunshine to good use!

    August 24, 2011
    When prices at the pump started to spike a couple years ago, ADOT began looking at ways to cut fuel costs for the 4,200 vehicles in its fleet. And, believe it or not, the idea for a very promising solution came from the roof of a pretend cop car … well, sort of.

  • 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.

  • 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.