Utility work on State Route 89 in Chino Valley scheduled this week

Drivers can expect a single lane restriction between Perkinsville Road and Road 3 North  

State Route 89 in Chino Valley between Perkinsville Road and Road 3 North will be narrowed to one lane in each direction this week between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28 and 29 for utility work in the roadway.

ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work ...

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Southbound I-17 narrowed one lane overnight at SR 169 junction

Bridge maintenance work scheduled through the end of Jan.

Southbound Interstate 17 will be narrowed to one lane overnight at the State Route 169 junction, tonight and tomorrow, Jan. 15 and 16 as the Arizona Department of Transportation completes bridge maintenance work south of Camp Verde.

Normal work hours are Sunday through Thursday through the end of this month between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. daily.

A 12-foot width restriction will be in place as work occurs.

The work zone will be ...

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State Route 30 study meeting set for Jan. 21 at Fowler Elementary School in West Phoenix

ADOT studying alternative paths for planned east-west freeway south of I-10

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting at Fowler Elementary School in West Phoenix on Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, to provide community members with information and receive comments about the planned State Route 30 transportation corridor.

Four potential alignments for State Route 30, along with a “no-build option,” are being studied by ADOT on behalf of the Maricopa Association of Governments, which serves as ...

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Approved driving schools to issue certificates to skip license exams at MVD offices

Private-sector option places emphasis on safety, training for applicants

PHOENIX – Students who undergo training at state-approved driving schools will now be able to receive training completion certificates that may waive written and road tests at Motor Vehicle Division offices.

However, there are requirements that driving-school students must meet, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

In order to qualify, students must be Arizona residents and attend classes at an ADOT-contracted driving school. A minimum of 30 hours of classroom training ...

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Lane restrictions on Interstate 17 next week for routine maintenance work

Restrictions expected between Table Mesa Road and SR 169

The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled routine maintenance work on Interstate 17 next week, in both directions, from Table Mesa Road to just south of State Route 169.

Work hours are Monday, Jan. 12 through Wednesday, Jan. 14 between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Crews will work in three-mile segments between mileposts 235 and 277 that will require alternating lane restrictions in both directions and intermittent shoulder closures during work hours ...

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ADOT recommends drivers be prepared for winter driving conditions

A major winter storm is forecast to push through Arizona and the Arizona Department of Transportation wants drivers traveling in the high country to be prepared.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the mountains and high deserts throughout northern and eastern Arizona. Snow levels may be as low as 2,000 feet. Rain is expected in the lower elevations.

ADOT crews have been preparing for the storm and will be working 24/7 to keep roads clear. Maintenance crews ...

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Some state highways closing for winter in the high country

Motorists traveling through Arizona’s high country need to be aware of some annual road closures as the winter season begins, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

A handful of state routes across the state are closed annually for the winter due to significant snowfall. The routes are reopened in the spring.

  • State Route 67 between Jacob Lake (US 89A) and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park was closed Dec. 1.
  • State Route 473 to Hawley Lake was closed Oct. ...
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Travel Advisory – No Closures

Drivers will not encounter any freeway closures for construction work in the Phoenix area this weekend. Drivers planning to travel along Arizona’s highways during the holiday season are encouraged to follow these safety recommendations:

  • Check your vehicle ahead of time, including tire pressure, fluid levels and the condition of engine belts. Consider having your vehicle serviced by a qualified mechanic.
  • Get a good night’s rest before heading out on a trip. Drowsy driving is unsafe.
  • Buckle up, including passengers and children in child ...
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