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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... 

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.... 

Tucson Sonoran Corridor Route Study Seeks Public Input

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2017) – The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have begun a three-year environmental study of potential routes for the proposed Sonoran Corridor, which would connect Interstate 19 to Interstate 10 south of Tucson International Airport. It begins with a comment period lasting through July 15, 2017, that encourages all members of the public... 

Clarkdale Summer Block Party

Sedona AZ (May 23, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: It’s a party! The Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance along with Made in Clarkdale are excited to bring you our first Clarkdale Summer Block Party. We’ll have live music, food from Clarkdale’s local restaurants and a beer garden sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company. There’s never a cover... 

AZ I-17 overnight closures scheduled in Phoenix area

Sedona AZ (May 19, 2017) – Mark your travel calendars as ongoing work to install new traffic flow sensors will require overnight closures of southbound AZ Interstate 17 sections in the Phoenix area, Monday through Thursday nights, May 22 through 25, 2017.  The Arizona Department of Transportation says drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following section... 

ADOT Plans San Pedro River Bridge Delays

Sedona AZ (May 19, 2017) – Southeast Arizona drivers can expect brief delays as Arizona Department of Transportation crews replacing State Route 92 bridge over the San Pedro River move to the north side of the bridge to complete work. Drivers should expect delays from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, as workers prepare to move equipment from the south side of the bridge to its north side.... 

Sedona Paving Program Budgets One Mile Per Year

Sedona AZ (March 22, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Sedona roads are designed for slow scenic views and sharing the road with other vehicles, hikers and cyclists, ATVs and tour conveyances. Monsoons and mountain snowmelts cause flood waters, shifting ground and rock falls that contribute to transportation issues and road hazards. I just wanted to let the readership... 

ADOT Closes I-10 Overnight This Week

Sedona AZ (March 19, 2017) – Sections of AZ Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix will be closed during overnight hours beginning Monday, March 20, and ending early Friday, March 24, for installation of new traffic-flow sensors. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following I-10 closures are in place: ·         Eastbound I-10 closed at 35th... 

Arizonans drove almost 67 billion miles in 2016

Sedona AZ (March 16, 2017) – Drivers covered nearly 67 billion miles on Arizona roads in 2016, the state’s fifth consecutive annual increase, according to a Federal Highway Administration estimate. Part of a Traffic Volume Trends report estimating a record 3.2 trillion miles driven on U.S. public roads last year, the Arizona figure demonstrates the importance of maintaining and improving the... 

Plan for delays: Eastbound I-10 closed this weekend

Sedona AZ (February 15, 2017) – Drivers planning to use Interstate 10 in the West Valley this weekend should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes with the eastbound lanes closed between 75th and 51st avenues in order to prepare for construction of a Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Last weekend, westbound I-10 was closed for similar work. Expect heavy traffic and... 
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