ADOT Construction Academy helps more women enter construction trades

To help remove barriers in traditionally male dominated careers, the Arizona Department of Transportation-sponsored Construction Academy helps more women enter construction trades. The Construction Academy programs that ADOT offers with employers, community colleges, Native American tribes and others give free training, safety gear; helps with transportation and child care for members of economically disadvantaged groups, […]

Mayor Barney: Litter campaign promotes ‘mindful behavior,’ Arizona pride

A new effort by Don’t Trash Arizona addresses the economic, safety and health effects of freeway litter along regional and state highways. “Arizona is our home. Love it. Don’t trash it!” is the catchphrase that will be heard and seen throughout the state. Don’t Trash Arizona is a litter prevention campaign implemented by the Maricopa Association of […]

ADOT warns of scammers selling flood-damaged vehicles

Recent storms have given Arizonans in the market for used cars more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle’s condition and history, especially in private sales, Arizona Department of Transportation officials stated in a release. Cars damaged by floodwaters such as those resulting from Hurricane Florence and other storms can sometimes find their way to Arizona to […]

ADOT maintenance work requires weekend freeway closures, restrictions

Mostly overnight closures of Interstate 10 are scheduled near downtown Phoenix this weekend for quarterly maintenance work in the Deck Park Tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The following restrictions will be in place Friday-Monday, Sept. 14-17: Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed between the I-17 Stack interchange and State Route 51 from […]

ADOT: No Labor Day weekend closures scheduled, expect heavy traffic

Drivers should expect heavy traffic on highways to and from popular destinations during peak travel times over Labor Day weekend, but no construction-related closures are scheduled, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT will provide motorists with a break from construction-related highway closures between Friday afternoon and late Monday night this weekend. ADOT also […]

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 […]