Minority, women-owned businesses receive contracts worth $109M

The team building the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has awarded more than $100 million in contracts to local, small businesses. According to a press release, the companies are run by socially and economically disadvantaged groups, including minorities and women. The $109 million exceeds the Arizona Department of Transportation’s goal for Connect 202 Partners, the […]

Beware of animals crossing roads as crashes spike in June

Beware of hitting wildlife crossing roads when traveling up north as animal-related crashes spike in June. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Traffic Operations Center often receives “car versus deer” traffic calls during this time of year as it’s not uncommon for vehicle crashes with deer, antelope, elk, bear and other animals during a single evening […]

ADOT reminds drivers of road debris dangers for “Secure Your Load Day” on June 6

Arizona Department of Transportation will post the message: “Secure Your Load, Save Lives, It’s Up To You” on more than 100 digital signs throughout the state on June 6, declared as Arizona Secure Your Load Day. The campaign under Don’t Trash Arizona raises awareness about potential dangers of loose debris and unsecured loads as motorists […]

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 […]

Wildfire Awareness Week features statewide campaign

In conjunction with Wildfire Awareness Week, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has rolled out a marketing campaign aimed at fire prevention. Put Out Your Campfire billboards dot roadways across Arizona, and radio listeners will hear public service announcements focusing on defensible space and fire safety messages. The Arizona Department of Transportation is […]

Safety message contest voting period has been extended

The voting period for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest has been extended. Through March 26, the 15 message finalists can be viewed and votes can be cast at azdot.gov/signcontest. The voting period is being extended because last week, shortly after opening the contest voting period, ADOT’s website began experiencing issues that restricted […]

State focuses on commerce corridors, highway preservation in road proposal

Major corridors for passenger and freight traffic would be expanded and improved during the next five years as part of a proposed annual update to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s lineup of projects that will be available for public comment beginning Friday, March 16. The 2019-2023 tentative five-tear transportation facilities construction program also reaches the […]

Weekend travel advisory: Westbound I-10 closed in Phoenix, San Tan Freeway narrowed

  The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 will be closed in two areas in downtown and west Phoenix this weekend (Jan. 26-29) for freeway improvement projects, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should consider alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic and delays while westbound I-10 is closed. The following freeway restrictions are scheduled […]

Advance acquisition of land near Meridian Road sought for State Route 24

  Owners of two parcels of land along the proposed State Route 24 Gateway Freeway extension from Ellsworth Road to Ironwood Drive have requested advance acquisition by the state, according to the agenda for the Arizona State Transportation Board’s Friday, Jan. 19, meeting. It starts at 9 a.m. in the city of Sierra Vista Council […]

No weekend freeway closures for ADOT projects Jan. 12-15

No closures or major lane restrictions for construction or maintenance are scheduled along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Jan. 12-15), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should use caution when approaching and traveling through existing work zones. Arizona also has a “Move Over” law that requires drivers to move over at least one lane […]