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  • New 303/Greenway construction bypass built in 43 hours

    December 14, 2011
    Accommodating existing traffic is a key priority when ADOT builds a freeway … Depending on the project, that can mean working out a construction schedule that takes rush hours into account or hiring extra crews to flag and direct traffic through the site.

  • Building a Freeway: Moving Dirt

    December 6, 2011
    Before you can build a freeway, you’ve got to move a little dirt... Make that a LOT of dirt, especially in the case of the Loop 303 project under construction right now in the West Valley.

  • 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.

  • Building a Freeway: Sand Jacks and False Work

    November 17, 2011
    Last month, as part of our Building a Freeway series, we told you about the massive underground support substructures that help give bridges strength. Next up in the series is an important -- but temporary -- structure that’s used as crews build a bridge, tunnel or even a box culvert.

  • 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?

  • 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 …

  • Building a Freeway: Massive underground caissons give bridges strength

    October 21, 2011
    You know when you drive under or over a freeway bridge that it’s a massive structure… There are the two abutments (the upright supporting structures at each end that carries the load of the bridge span), there are usually center columns or piers, and, of course, the girders and the bridge deck (the part you actually drive across).

  • Popular route to Grand Canyon slated for improvement

    October 20, 2011
    They're typically headed to one of the country’s biggest tourist destinations -- the Grand Canyon. One of the main routes to the popular south entrance happens to be State Route 64, which takes motorists right through the middle of Tusayan (pop. 560). The small town gets a lot of pedestrian and vehicle traffic and understandably there have been some concern related to all the activity on SR 64.

  • Improvements on the way to Tucson area I-10

    October 14, 2011
    Construction got started earlier this fall on a project that’s designed to bring some big improvements for a stretch of Interstate-10 in the Tucson area. The I-10 widening project from Ruthrauff Road to Prince Road will not only expand the freeway to four lanes in each direction, but will also reconstruct the Prince Road traffic interchange so the road will pass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and I-10. New landscaping and entrance and exit ramp improvements are also part of the plan.

  • HOV lanes open up in Chandler and the West Valley

    October 13, 2011
    Several miles of new HOV lanes opened earlier this week in Chandler and the West Valley … just in time for the Monday morning commute!