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Your Turn to Write Clever Highway Safety Messages

Sedona AZ (February 7, 2017) – Arizona, show us your creativity. It might save a life. You’ve seen the quirky safety messages the Arizona Department of Transportation displays on overhead signs – remember “Hello from the other side, buckle up and stay alive” and “New year, new you, use your blinker”? Now, ADOT is kicking off its Safety Message Contest, and the winning safety slogan will... 

US 60, Loop 101 nighttime closures scheduled in Tempe

Sedona AZ (February 3, 2017) – Overnight improvement work will close sections of US 60 (Superstition Freeway) and Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in the Tempe area, February 5 through February 8, 2017, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following freeway closures are in place: ·         Westbound... 

ADOT Goes Public with I-10 and SR 210 Traffic Proposals

ADOT will hold a series of public meetings to discuss Tucson area I-10 and SR 210 traffic improvement proposals Sedona AZ (January 31, 2017) – Proposals to improve traffic flow along Interstate 10 and State Route 210 connecting downtown Tucson with I-10 will be the subject of a public meeting in Tucson on February 15, 2017. The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration... 

ADOT Phoenix Area 2017 Freeway Projects

Sedona AZ (January 5, 2017) – With Valley drivers benefiting from several freeway improvement projects completed during 2016, including the widening of Loop 101 between Shea Boulevard and Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) in the Scottsdale area, the Arizona Department of Transportation is poised to start or complete several Phoenix-area projects in the coming year. ADOT’s highlights for the regional... 

ADOT’s Rumour Has It

Sedona AZ (January 4, 2017) – An Adele-inspired message struck a chord when ADOT Blog followers voted on their favorite safety slogans of 2016. “Hello from the other side, buckle up & stay alive,” which appeared on electronic message boards in August 2016, had received more than 3,300 votes as of Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The runner-up was “Gobble, gobble go easy on the... 

ADOT Advises I-10 Restrictions

Sedona AZ (January 2, 2017) – Work to resurface the AZ Interstate 10 interchange at Riggs Road will require freeway ramp closures and other restrictions on the weekend of Jan. 7-8, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Restrictions at the I-10/Riggs Road interchange will be in place from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8, 2017. AZ I-10 will... 

Using the Force to Keep Drivers Safe

Sedona AZ (December 16, 2016) – Staying focused is a primary defense against car crashes and staving off intergalactic doom. That’s right: We’re bringing together vehicle safety and Star Wars. Again. In the past year, the Arizona Department of Transportation has placed unconventional safety messages on overhead signs. This is by design. We want to grab people’s attention and make them engage... 

ADOT Removing I-19 Roadside Trees for Motorists Safety

Sedona AZ (December 16, 2016) – An Arizona Department of Transportation safety project to remove some roadside trees along Interstate 19 will begin next week. The project will create recovery zones to help drivers regain control of their vehicles if they’ve left the pavement. The work will begin Monday, Dec. 19, along Interstate 19 in the Nogales area and move north from there. The project... 

Daytime Blasting Will Close AZ State Route 77

Sedona AZ (December 9, 2016) – To protect workers who are blasting potentially hazardous rocks along State Route 77 south of Globe, the Arizona Department of Transportation will close the road for five hours a day, Mondays through Thursdays, for the next four months. Beginning Monday, December 12, AZ SR 77 will be closed in both directions between mileposts 154-161 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closures... 

Widening Loop 101 Cuts Ramp Meter Usage by Half

Sedona AZ (December 8, 2016) – One of the benefits of the recent widening of Loop 101 in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area is that on-ramp meters, featuring those alternating green and red traffic signals, won’t be in use as often now. The Arizona Department of Transportation followed up on the addition of new Loop 101 lanes by assessing improved traffic conditions between Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard... 
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