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Use Safe Phone Zones Over Labor Day Weekend

Sedona AZ (August 31, 2017) – As Arizona residents prepare for travel during Labor Day weekend, Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski encourages motorists to avoid distracted driving by utilizing the state’s “Safe Phone Zones”. Fourteen ADOT rest areas were designated as “Safe Phone Zones” in 2014. These locations provide a place where drivers can safely... 

Dog on Lap While Driving: Unsafe and Illegal

Poco Diablo McGuire gives a Four Paws Up view of how to drive safely with furry pals in his new article as the Sedona Eye Pet Columnist. Welcome, Poco D! Sedona AZ (January 5, 2017) – While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious... 

Dust Wind and Possible Snow in Forecast

Arizona dust storm Sedona AZ (April 16, 2016) – With the weekend forecast calling for gusty winds along with the possibility of snow in higher elevations, motorists should be on alert for adverse weather including blowing dust and limited visibility, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Even though monsoon season hasn’t started, blowing dust is possible throughout the year.... 

ADOT Paving Project Underway

Sedona AZ (January 28, 2014) – The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a six-mile repaving project this week on AZ State Route 87 between the junction of SR 188 and Rye (mileposts 235 to 241). The work will include a new layer of smooth rubberized asphalt, guardrail improvements, new signage and turn-lane enhancements. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.... 

ADOT AZ I-17 Overnight Closures

AZ I-17 Road Closure Notice Sedona AZ (January 23, 2014) – Next week Arizona Department of Transportation crews will close Interstate 17 in both directions between General Crook Trail and AZ State Route 169 one hour between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights. The nightly closures allow work on the climbing lane project south of Camp Verde (AZ) to safely continue. Each night,... 

Overnight Closures Continue on I-17

Sedona AZ (December 17, 2013) – The Arizona Interstate 17 climbing lane project south of Camp Verde will require several one-hour closures overnight throughout this week. Each night, starting tonight through Thursday, December 19, the AZ I-17 will be closed in both directions from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and then again for an hour at 2:30 a.m. as blasting continues... 

Arizona I-17 Lane Restrictions Alert

Sedona AZ (October 22, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation is replacing highway signs along Interstate 17 as part of a statewide sign rehabilitation project today and Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Crews will periodically restrict one lane of Interstate 17 from the State Route 260 and I-17 junction in Camp Verde to State Route 179, at the Sedona exit, as crews install new roadway signs. The... 

ADOT Begins Chino Valley Bridge Repairs

Sedona AZ (September 6, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin making improvements to the Big Chino Wash Bridge on State Route 89, approximately eight miles north of Chino Valley (milepost 335 to 336) on Monday, September 9, 2013, weather permitting. The Chino Valley bridge work consists of widening the existing bridge and replacing its decking followed by re-striping the... 

ADOT Interstate 17 Repaving Project Continues

Sedona AZ (August 17, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a repaving project on northbound Arizona Interstate 17 near Black Canyon City (between mileposts 240 and 245) on Monday, August 19, 2013. Work hours are 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly, Sunday through Thursday, at which time drivers can expect a single lane restriction and possible delays of up to thirty minutes. Work... 

Chino Valley and Prescott SR 89A Public Meeting

Sedona AZ (June 24, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation will improve a five-mile stretch of State Route 89 in fall 2013 between Road 4 South in Chino Valley and Deep Well Ranch Road in Prescott. In order to improve motorist travel times and safety, the project will upgrade the existing roadway from a two-lane to a four-lane divided highway, and construct roundabouts at Deep Well... 
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