ADOT: Truck driver training in Mexico marks successful 1st year

On a Monday morning one year ago, five uniformed officers from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division drove south, crossing the Mexican border at San Luis south of Yuma on a mission that had never been attempted. Their task: Make Arizona roads safer and boost the state’s economy by training Mexican truck […]

ADOT workers utilize safe practice while working in heat

Construction and maintenance crews working on Arizona’s highways are taking every precaution to beat the heat with temperatures soaring this week. Having received training on managing the dangers of extreme heat, these workers stay hydrated, have sun protection, monitor themselves and co-workers for signs of heat stress, take regular breaks and schedule work to avoid […]

Record generosity as specialty license plate sales exceed $10 million

What comes in many colors but ultimately rakes in the green? The answer is Arizona’s specialty license plates with annual sales exceeding $10 million for the first time ever. During the fiscal year ending June 30, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division collected $10,617,427 for veterans’ services, families of fallen first-responders, cancer research, […]

ADOT creates mobile version of popular bicycling route map

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making it easier for residents and tourists to bicycle throughout Arizona by updating the free Cycle Arizona Bicycle User Map available online and adding a mobile-friendly version. To help cyclists plan their routes, the map includes information on shoulder widths, grades and traffic volumes for the state highway system, […]

Weekend work closes portion of Superstition Freeway

The westbound lanes of the Superstition Freeway in Tempe will be closed this weekend for lane striping and other safety improvements, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Weekend restrictions also are planned at the Interstate 10 “stack” interchange with I-17 and on the State Route 51 off-ramps at Indian School Road in Phoenix. Project […]

ADOT: Pilot safety program produces dramatic results

The time it takes to clear freeway crashes has been reduced by more than an hour, saving lives, time, and money, transportation officials say. The positive news follows an analysis of a three-year pilot program funded by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Department of Transportation. The program places Arizona Department of Public […]

Dogs help officers identify criminal activity at ports of entry

To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units. Between December and May, the two K-9 units, based at the Interstate 10 Ehrenberg Port of Entry near California and the Interstate 40 Sanders Port […]

ADOT requests public perspective on rail plan update

The Arizona Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to examine the public’s views on freight and passenger rail needs as well as improvements. As part of ADOT’s focus on “multimodal long-range planning, the department is updating its State Rail Plan to better determine rail improvements across the state, based on future needs and opportunities,” officials stated in a […]

After you ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive,’ what comes next?

You know not to drive into the towering wall of dust. And if a dust channel whips across a highway and engulfs your vehicle, the mantra “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” can lead drivers to safety. But even after pulling aside, one of the most important actions must still be taken – turn off the lights. […]

Freeway work affects drivers headed west this weekend

Motorists traveling to the West Valley this weekend should allow extra time and plan ahead to avoid a closure of westbound Interstate 10 between 51st and 67th avenues for construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Westbound I-10 will be closed between 51st and 67th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, June 8, […]