• Announcing the top 5 Haboob Haikus...

    June 29, 2012
    The wait is over ... today's the day we announce the top Haboob Haikus as voted for by the public. Before you watch the video above to see if your favorite was selected, we just want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Haboob Haiku challenge!

  • Transportation Defined: Aerial photography film

    June 28, 2012
    This item probably looks pretty familiar to any of you photography buffs out there. It’s a roll of film – a really big roll of film. But, what does this have to do with transportation, you might ask?

  • Photogrammetry 101

    June 27, 2012
    When it comes to designing a road, just knowing where it’s going to be built isn’t enough – engineers have to really understand the area’s features and terrain before they can even begin to plan. This is where ADOT’s Engineering Survey section comes in…

  • Building a Freeway: Drainage

    June 26, 2012
    You probably don’t think much about drainage when you’re driving, but a well-designed drainage system can increase the lifespan of a highway and help keep the public safe. We’ll blog about how these systems are designed and maintained soon, but today we just want to give you a quick glimpse of the types of drainage solutions used on a project like the Loop 303/I-10 interchange.

  • TIGER program awards grants for significant transportation projects

    June 22, 2012
    Transportation funding is an extensive topic and even though we’ve covered it in the past, there’s still more to blog about. So, today we’re focusing on a particular funding source available for really big transportation projects – ones that, when completed, will have a significant national or regional impact.

  • Vote for your favorite Haboob Haiku

    June 21, 2012
    When Haboob Haikus made the news all the way in New Zealand, we started to realize this Twitter challenge of ours was really taking off! Who could have guessed that #HaboobHaiku would end up yielding more than 500 stories in worldwide media outlets?

  • Building a Freeway: Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

    June 20, 2012
    Placing Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) is one of the final steps involved when building a road, but it’s far from an afterthought…

  • State Transportation Board approves ADOT's Five-Year Construction Program

    June 18, 2012
    Would you say that you’re a planner, or do you adhere to more of a “let’s see what happens” approach to life? Nothing wrong with either attitude, but here at ADOT we’re definitely planners (no surprise – we’ve blogged plenty about it!).

  • Dust storm danger: Will you know what to do?

    June 15, 2012
    We're headed into monsoon season (the official start is today) and those dusty, unpredictable storms are on their way...

  • The value of social media (aka why did we #HaboobHaiku)

    June 14, 2012
    We've been pretty entrenched in social media this week so we thought we'd take this opportunity to answer a question we get asked from time to time... Why, as a state agency, does ADOT commit resources to social media?

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