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 […]

ADOT: no full highway closures through New Year’s Day

Drivers traveling state highways in the days leading up to 2019 will not have to contend with any full closures for construction or maintenance work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. As was the case over Christmas weekend, ADOT will not schedule any closures for ongoing highway projects through Wednesday morning, Jan. 2. “Drivers […]

Concrete-truck crash closes I-10 westbound at Queen Creek

[Update: Interstate 10 westbound has reopened at Queen Creek Road southeast of Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. An earlier crash had closed one direction of the highway at milepost 165. Eastbound lanes were unaffected.] A crash involving a concrete truck has closed Interstate 10 westbound at Queen Creek Road southeast of Phoenix, […]

2 ADOT highway safety efforts win national honors

Arizona Department of Transportation efforts to improve safety on a stretch of westbound US 60 in Tempe and a system that reduces the risk from wrong-way drivers have been honored by a national organization dedicated to the management and operation of state highways. The National Operations Center of Excellence is presenting its Best Transportation Systems […]

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 […]