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 […]

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 […]

National Traffic Incident Management Awareness Week seeks to inform drivers

National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Awareness Week runs through Saturday, Nov. 17 and is a time when the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Public Safety and other traffic-safety stakeholders are providing the traveling public with TIM tips. In addition, motorists will see TIM-related safety messages on overhead signs and on social media this […]

ADOT, partners protect native cactus before bridge project

While Arizona Department of Transportation biologists and partner organizations prepare to replace the Pinto Creek Bridge on US 60 east of the Valley, they were protecting native cactus. As some workers rappelled down the canyon walls to accomplish the task, according to a press release, other biologists worked on the rim to collect seeds and […]

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 […]

Arizona Highways magazine earns excellence awards

Arizona Highways magazine, published by the Arizona Department of Transportation, won 17 awards at the International Regional Magazine Association’s recent annual conference in Denver. Among those, the magazine won three first-place gold awards for a feature story by frequent contributor Matt Jaffe, a headline by editor Robert Stieve and a portrait photograph by Scott Baxter. “I’m […]

Updated process for Arizona motorists choosing to be organ, tissue donors

Due to an increase in people electing to be organ and tissue donors, the process is updated for Arizona motorists. According to a press release, since Arizona motorists can choose to be an organ and tissue donor at, the online method coincided with a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of people signing […]

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: 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 […]

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, […]