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ADOT Partners with Tucson-Area Tribe on Construction Academy

September 19, 2017 - in News, People, Transportation

TUCSON – Twenty-seven members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe earned their certification to work as flaggers on tribal construction projects through a free Construction Academy sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation. After completing a series of…

Technology Making Arizona Roads Safer, Boosting Economy

August 14, 2017 - in Technology

PHOENIX – A popular smartphone messaging app is helping to make Arizona roads safer for motorists and truck drivers while reducing congestion at the…

ADOT-Sponsored Construction Academy Provides Gateway to Careers

July 31, 2017 - in News, People

PHOENIX – Thirty-one individuals seeking a hand up obtained entry-level positions as flaggers on construction projects, paying $13 to $19 per hour,…

Binational Initiative Wins Economic Development Award

May 10, 2017 - in Awards, Events

YUMA – A binational initiative to increase commerce and tourism in southwestern Arizona and the neighboring region in Mexico, stemming from a collaboration involving border communities and state entities including the Arizona Department of Transportation,…

New I-40 Pavement Sensors Helping ADOT Identify and Address Ice Before it Forms

February 17, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

PHOENIX – Sensors installed at three Interstate 40 locations west of Flagstaff are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation forecast the likelihood of ice forming and respond accordingly. The combination of freezing temperatures and moisture means…

With a ‘STOP’ Sign and Message, Arizona Takes Aim at Domestic Violence

October 6, 2016 - in Transportation

Stop signs made by ADOT don't normally come in purple, and their message is normally limited to "STOP." This week, however, the sign at right, produced by ADOT, is helping Governor Doug Ducey bring attention to the problem of domestic violence. Last night,…

New ADOT Policy Allows Approved Memorials Along Highways

August 30, 2016 - in Transportation

PHOENIX ‒ Recognizing the need of families to grieve in different ways for those killed in crashes, the Arizona Department of Transportation has established a policy allowing memorial markers along state-maintained highways in a way that minimizes risks…

ADOT Honored for US 89A Repairs After 2015 House Rock Flash Flood

August 8, 2016 - in Transportation

PHOENIX - After a spectacularly strong monsoon dumped 1.5 inches of rain on northern Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs in just 15 minutes, it was no surprise that mud and rocks had covered US 89A. But when Arizona Department of Transportation crews arrived on that…

ADOT Looks Underground to Prepare for South Mountain Freeway

PHOENIX – Preparing for construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, Arizona Department of Transportation crews with drills and backhoes will begin assessing the condition of soil and rock as well as the depth of groundwater along the freeway alignment.…

ADOT Takes High-tech Approach when Freeway Needs a Lift

May 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

PHOENIX ‒ When a section of freeway settles a bit, taking a high-tech approach to the repair work allows the Arizona Department of Transportation to give the roadway a lift without digging up the pavement. That’s now the case along the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway)…