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ADOT wrong way technology test successful

Sedona AZ (September 12, 2017) – Thermal cameras now being tested for detecting wrong-way vehicles on freeway off-ramps in the Phoenix area successfully alerted authorities to two recent overnight incidents along Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in the northwest Valley. Early Sunday, September 10, a thermal camera being tested at the Loop 101 interchange at 75th Avenue detected a wrong-way vehicle... 

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... 

AZ Eastbound I-10 closed at 59th Avenue

Sedona AZ (August 25, 2017) – Arizona Interstate 10 eastbound will be closed at 59th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 26, for continuing construction of a Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. I-10 eastbound also will be closed at 59th Avenue from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28. The closures will allow... 

CYMPO Funds 89A Traffic Interchange Study

Sedona AZ (August 18, 2017) – Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Jack R. Smith announced that the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) has taken the first steps in continued safety for drivers who use the Arizona Robert Road / Highway 89A intersection. Smith urged the CYMPO Executive Board to fund the interchange study stating, “This intersection needs to be improved for... 

Brush fire closes AZ I-17 near Sunset Point

Sedona AZ (July 9, 2017) – Both directions of Arizona Interstate 17 are closed due to a wild land fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT is advising that a two mile section of AZ I-17 is closed: Northbound AZ I-17 is closed at the Sunset Point rest area exit. All southbound traffic will exit at Badger Springs Road, will turn around and be directed to head north. There... 

Pull Aside, Stay Alive Monsoon Weather Dangers

Sedona AZ (June 13, 2017) – Coming soon: Spectacular sunsets and brief heat relief from monsoon moisture. Also coming soon: Low- or no-visibility on roadways caused by dust storms. Monsoon season is returning to Arizona and during Monsoon Awareness Week, June 12-16, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers how to stay safe on roadways when dust storms arrive. Arizona dust... 

Auto insurance updates now part of ServiceArizona.com

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2017) –Having insurance for your car, truck or other motor vehicle isn’t just a wise idea, it’s the law. Now the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has added two options to help customers report their insurance information online at ServiceArizona.com. The Insurance Update is free and allows customers to electronically provide information regarding... 

Got dirt? Earthwork plays key role in building South Mountain Freeway

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2017) – Building a freeway requires moving a lot of dirt, particularly for the roadway surface, and to build bridge and wall foundations, embankments and connecting ramps. For the twenty two mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the largest ever highway project in Arizona, crews will haul and compact about 10 million cubic yards of earth, the equivalent of more than 800,000... 

Ehrenberg Port of Entry delays

Sedona AZ (May 26, 2017) – Reconstruction of the Ehrenberg Port of Entry on eastbound Interstate 10 near the California state line will mean delays for most drivers and, after the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a detour for loads wider than 10 feet. Arizona I-10 eastbound has been reduced to a single, 10-foot lane at the port, about three miles east of the Colorado River. Drivers returning to... 

ADOT 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Schedule

Sedona AZ (May 26, 2017) – During the Memorial Day weekend, state and local agencies are focusing on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur. The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule construction closures along state highways from Friday through late Monday evening.... 
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