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, […]

Highway signs provide drivers help over Memorial Day weekend

Drivers on holiday weekend trips will see messages posted on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s network of message signs to warn them of problems along roads and more. Messages ranging from “Crash Ahead Right Lane Blocked” to “Drive Sober” can be displayed on the more than 250 electronic boards that ADOT uses to keep travelers […]

ADOT suggests detours along Loop 202 stretches this weekend

East Valley drivers should plan for overnight closures of Loop 202 sections this weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation has announced. Work is continuing a on freeway management system project designed to improve safety and traffic flow, ADOT officials stated in a release. The project will require eastbound Loop 202 to be closed between Power […]

State officials offer advice for preventing fires along highways

Driving with chains dragging from vehicles, tossing cigarette butts out of windows or traveling with underinflated tires are all potential causes of fire along Arizona highways, according to state officials. The Arizona Department of Transportation reported in a release that crews have been preparing for the summer by mowing vegetation along highway shoulders in the […]

Arizona Highways offers new guidebook

Northern Arizona is the focus of a new travel book produced by Arizona Highways magazine. Arizona Guidebook, Part One, now available in bookstores and at, offers tips on places to eat, sleep, hike, drive and take photographs across the region. The 160-page soft-cover book features detailed travel information about Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, Prescott, Jerome, the Grand Canyon, […]

Tech work affects San Tan Freeway travel this weekend

East Valley drivers should plan for overnight closures of the San Tan Freeway this weekend as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on a freeway management system. The project, part of a $4 million technological effort to improve safety and traffic flow, will require northbound lanes of the San Tan to be closed between […]

Improvement project requires Loop 202 restrictions this weekend

State transportation officials advise motorists to use alternate routes this weekend as some travel lanes and ramps will be closed along Loop 202 in Mesa and Gilbert. While most of the freeway improvement work will occur overnight, restrictions are scheduled to remain in place through mid-morning Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, according to the Arizona Department of […]

ADOT receives $7 million in federal relief for summer 2017 flood damage

The Federal Highway Administration is providing $7 million in emergency relief funds to help cover the Arizona Department of Transportation’s cost of repairing two state highways damaged by flooding last summer. A long stretch of State Route 88 northeast of Apache Junction experienced structural erosion following an intense monsoon storm last July. The highway remained […]

Pavement work restricts Superstition Freeway east of Loop 101

Sections of the Superstition Freeway (US 60) east of Loop 101 in the Mesa area will be restricted Sunday-Thursday nights through Tuesday, April 17, for pavement-improvement work. In addition, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, overnight closures of the freeway’s on- or off-ramps are scheduled within the work zones. The restrictions and locations are […]