Southbound Loop 101 ramp closures between Elliot and Ray roads June 12-17

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers on the Price Freeway to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the following ramp closures are scheduled to be in place: The southbound Elliot Road on-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 13, and from […]

Southbound Loop 101 to close May 31-June 3 as major improvement project begins

The southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) is scheduled to close between U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) and Warner Road from 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, for work zone setup and removal of asphalt pavement. The closure marks the first step in a major new construction project that aims to reduce congestion […]

ADOT: No highway closures over Memorial Day weekend

Planning a road trip in the state over the Memorial Day weekend? The Arizona Department of Transportation has good news about construction-related closures — none are scheduled. ADOT and its contractors will not schedule weekend closures along state-maintained highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, from Friday afternoon through late Monday night, May 27, according to a release. […]

Veterans eligible for commercial drivers license under ADOT waiver

Veterans of the U.S. military who operated large vehicles as part of their service may qualify for an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division military skills test waiver when applying for a commercial driver license. “The waiver is something that deserves more attention because it gives veterans who’ve honorably served this country more opportunities […]

Portion of Loop 202 Santan Freeway closed this weekend

Sections of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in the southeast Valley are scheduled to be closed this weekend for pavement improvements. The Arizona Department of Transportation has set the following closures to allow crews to apply an asphalt-based treatment to extend the life of the existing pavement and also repair areas of worn pavement: Loop […]

Safety audit being done of Ironwood Road, Germann to Ocotillo

The Arizona Department of Transportation is conducting a safety audit for Ironwood Road near the housing subdivision of Ironwood Crossing, which was annexed into Queen Creek in April 2018. By June of last year the town was receiving comments from residents who were concerned with the roadway’s safety, Troy White, the town’s public works director, […]

ADOT detectives use various techniques to protect Arizonans

Facial recognition technology is among the methods Arizona Department of Transportation detectives use to investigate fraud. Detectives’ duties include preventing identity theft by using facial recognition techniques and technology to detect individuals who attempt to obtain driver licenses and ID cards under the names of others. “It makes sense for ADOT to employ detectives to […]

Safe Selfie areas at MVD offices promote ID protection

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is working to help new teenage drivers show off their driver licenses and learner permits while protecting them against ID theft. “Taking a selfie while showing your learner’s permit or driver license is a fun and popular way for new drivers to celebrate this milestone, but people […]

ADOT: Permit test improves customer service

The introduction of the online Permit Test @ Home learner’s permit exam has proven so successful that it created the equivalent of approximately 18 additional business days for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division offices in 2018, ADOT officials stated in a release. “The Permit Test @ Home has proven to be very popular, and even customers […]

South Mountain Freeway construction heads into home stretch

Nearly two years after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, construction on the state’s largest single highway project will head toward completion this year. Along the 22-mile corridor, crews are putting down asphalt pavement, completing bridges, building artistic sound walls and installing message boards above the future travel lanes, Arizona Department […]