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 Archives for: 2012

  • A very special tunnel

    July 25, 2012
    Interstate 10 moves approximately 260,000 vehicles through the Phoenix metro area every day. It’s a vital link for commercial traffic traveling to and from California and New Mexico; for intrastate travelers going between Phoenix and Tucson; and for a respectable number of travelers going to and from many of Arizona’s southern towns and cities.

  • Shoe Tree near SR 87 is an Arizona curiosity

    July 24, 2012
    The “mystery tree” on I-17 still has us baffled, so imagine our bewilderment upon seeing these photos of a shoe tree off of State Route 87, south of Payson. This shoe tree is off SR 87, south of Payson near mile post 223. That’s right – there’s a literal shoe tree just sitting alongside the road

  • Signs are put to the test underneath Arizona's sun

    July 19, 2012
    Hard to believe, but after more than 200 blog posts we’re still surprised by some of the things we find out here at ADOT. For example, did you know there’s a small yard adjacent to an ADOT field office parking lot filled with dozens of sign samples?

  • MVD launches emerging technologies for registration renewals

    July 18, 2012
    QR codes are big nowadays … you see them everywhere. They’re the two-dimensional bar codes that provide a quick link to web pages for your smart phone. They are not only fun (there’s something kind of awesome about scanning a code and instantly being taken to a web destination), but they’re also convenient and that’s why ADOT’s Motor Vehicle Division is utilizing QR codes along with a new mobile site to provide customers the ability to renew vehicle and aircraft registration on the go!

  • ADOT's Safe Routes to School program funds $4.5 million in projects

    July 17, 2012
    It’s still summer vacation for most students, but several schools across Arizona already are planning on creating or enhancing their Safe Routes to School programs for next school year, thanks to reimbursement grants from ADOT.