ASU, ADOT partner on weather

A new partnership with ASU and ADOT will provide locals with real-time weather updates for traffic flow and infrastructure safety. The partnership is thanks to a meteorology graduate student attending the School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning at ASU. The student will serve as an intern at the Traffic Operations Center of ADOT and help ADOT’s crews respond quicker. Read More »

Public-private partnership to build South Mountain Freeway in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) developed a public-private partnership to construct the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, which crews will start to build the summer of 2016. The highway is the largest project that has ever been proposed for Arizona. It is also the first highway public-private partnership that the state has seen and will not be used as a toll road. Read More »

Closures scheduled for Loop 101

The ADOT has scheduled closures for Loop 101, which is also called Pima Freeway, Sunday and Monday while crews work on Black Mountain Boulevard bridge. The closures will occur in the East Valley and begin at 9 p.m. on Dec. 13 and end at 5 a.m. Monday. The closure will be in place from Cave Creek Road to State Route 51 so that the crews can conduct the necessary bridge work. Read More »

FAST Act bill will fund Interstate 11

Congress recently approved a long-term federal transportation funding bill that includes two high priority corridors along Interstate 11 in Arizona. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which is designed to last for the next five years, is a sign of significant progress. Now local departments of transportation can plan their infrastructure projects for years to come. Read More »

Night work performed on SR 89 Hell Canyon bridge

Crews working with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) conducted work on the bridge replacement project for Hell Canyon bridge, located on State Route 89, Thursday. The work first began at 7 p.m. and ended on schedule at 7 a.m. Friday. The night work required that drivers follow reroutes for a new, temporary detour that ran alongside the current highway. Read More »

Arizona's westbound I-10 undergoing paving

Crews with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will continue paving westbound Interstate 10, from Benson to Tucson, until next week. The construction zone extends from a mile eastward from Exit 299 for Skyline Road to a mile eastward of Exit 291 for Marsh Station Road. The crews will need to close the westbound ramps for Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch and Skyline interchanges. Read More »

Lane closures scheduled to December for SR 347 in Pinal County

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be working on sidewalk construction and will need to close State Route 238 and Cobblestone Farms Drive in Pinal County. The closures, which extend from SR 347 to SR 238 and Cobblestone Farms Drive, started Sunday and will end Wednesday. From Sunday to Tuesday, the right lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More »

I-8 road work planned to summer

The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled road work for Interstate 8, located in Pinal County, through December. Each day, I-8 will be restricted to a single lane, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. The crews will not conduct their work over the holiday weekend, from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29. Drivers are cautioned to obey the 55 miles per hour speed limit decrease. Read More »

I-10 paving work extends to SR 83

Crews with the Arizona Department of Transportation began extending paving from westbound Interstate 10 to State Route 83. These paving operations are mostly based east of Tucson. On Wednesday, crews will end their work at 12 p.m. so that holiday travel can continue as normal for Thanksgiving. Drivers using I-10 for their travels from Benson to Tucson will meet lane closures. Read More »

ADOT paves westbound I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is paving the westbound lanes of I-10 in Tucson Wednesday thru Friday. Drivers who need to use westbound I-10 need to set aside extra time for travel this week. The road will only have one lane open west of Exit 297 for Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch traffic interchange. This narrowing of traffic lanes will occur between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. Read More »

Crash data to go online in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently received grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to optimize the collection of crash data throughout the state. The grants, which amount to $508,600 for the 2015 fiscal year and $106,000 for the 2016 federal fiscal year, will improve crash data by putting the information onto online databases. Read More »

Arizona bridge project to shut westbound Interstate 10 near Tucson

All westbound lanes of Interstate 10 between Benson and Tucson, Arizona, are slated to be closed for two days next week while crews work on replacing the bridge at Davidson Canyon. The closure is scheduled to last from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday; eastbound lanes will remain open. Traffic will be redirected on a detour that extends 67 miles. Read More »

US 60 in Arizona to close east of Superior

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will close US 60 eastward from Superior in order to complete blasting work to widen the shoulders of the roadway and to construct a new passing lane. The closures will take place on November 10 (from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as well as 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and November 12 (from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as well as 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Read More »

Texas, Arizona DOT publications big winners at magazine association's awards dinner

The International Regional Magazine Association honored Arizona Highways, a magazine published by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), with 16 awards at the association's dinner last week. The only magazine to receive more awards than Arizona Highways was Texas Highways, which walked away with 17 awards. The awards were based on items published in 2014. Read More »

Pedestrian safety project begins in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation recently launched a new project, which will provide students and local residents with a new pedestrian hybrid beacon on State Route 86 in Sells, Arizona. The project, which is in collaboration with the Tohono O’odham Nation, will have crews install a crosswalk signal that will be activated by pedestrians. Completion is expected in January. Read More »

Arizona beginning I-19 frontage road project near Green Valley

The Arizona Department of Transportation recently announced that crews will start work on the eastern frontage road portion of Interstate 19 at Canoa Ranch Road. The project will widen an approximately half-mile long portion of the road between mileposts 35 to 36. Drivers using the frontage road in the Green Valley region should allow extra time in their commutes for short delays. Read More »