Brake checks to start for commercial trucks on US 60 east of Superior

Safety stop in Oak Flat area will be for westbound commercial vehicles 

To protect crews working on an Arizona Department of Transportation project along US 60 near Superior, westbound commercial trucks will be required to stop for brake checks in the Oak Flat area beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Trucks with ineffective brakes coming down the grade into Superior can pose a safety threat to workers along the road.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety will operate the mandatory brake check pullout, ...

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Nighttime restrictions set to begin on State Route 89A at Midgley Bridge

Traffic will alternate lanes during fence installation at bridge over Oak Creek

Motorists traveling on State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff during evening hours should allow for extra travel time beginning Monday, Dec. 5, as ADOT crews install fencing at Midgley Bridge located about two miles north of the city of Sedona.

Work to install fencing will involve overnight lane closures and alternating traffic over the bridge at milepost 376. The restriction will be in place from 8 p.m. ...

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MVD set to implement new law that waives some vehicle costs for survivors of military killed in line of duty

Change takes effect next month

A state law taking effect Jan. 1 waives some vehicle fees and taxes for survivors of military members killed in service to the United States.

The law removes the vehicle registration fee and the Vehicle License Tax for one vehicle registered to an eligible surviving spouse or dependent who’s a resident of Arizona. It applies to all types of vehicles ‒ including trailers ‒ and is renewable on an annual basis.

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ADOT project will install protective fencing to Midgley Bridge near Sedona

SR 89A project promotes public safety, responds to community concerns

In partnership with Sedona, the U.S. Forest Service and Coconino County, the Arizona Department of Transportation will add protective fencing over the next few weeks to Midgley Bridge along State Route 89A.

The city of Sedona sought ADOT’s help after four people committed suicide from the bridge in 2015. After wmidgley-bridgeorking with a nonprofit organization to add signs carrying the number ...

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Southbound State Route 89 closed Tuesday, Nov. 29, for special event near Yarnell

Southbound State Route 89 near Yarnell Hill will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, for a special event. North and southbound traffic between Yarnell and Congress will be shifted onto the northbound lanes. Although minimal delays are anticipated, motorists should allow extra travel time to reach destinations in the area.

The closure is necessary to accommodate guests invited to a private dedication ceremony at the newly constructed Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park.

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No state highway construction closures over Thanksgiving weekend

State, local agencies emphasize safe driving, planning ahead 

Over Thanksgiving weekend, state and local agencies will focus on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur. Additionally, the Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule construction closures along state highways from Wednesday through Sunday evening.

While no closures are scheduled during the holiday weekend, travelers should be aware that existing work-zone restrictions will remain in place, including ...

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Drivers are key to reducing I-17 crashes, closures north of Phoenix

ADOT to launch safety project next year in Black Canyon City region

As the Arizona Department of Transportation seeks to identify and fund projects that will increase capacity on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, drivers need to do their part by avoiding the poor decisions and inattention behind so many of the crashes that result in closures and backups – and worse, injuries and fatalities.

The steep, winding stretch of I-17 between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point is one ...

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Construction of new right-turn lane on State Route 89 at Verde Ranch Road in Paulden begins this week

Minimal impacts are expected

Drivers traveling on State Route 89 in Paulden will begin to see construction activity this week at the intersection of Verde Ranch Road (milepost 338) as the Arizona Department of Transportation begins building a new right-turn lane.

This $211,000 project includes new pavement, roadway excavation, drainage improvements, pavement marking and signage.  The work is expected to have minimal impacts on the traveling public.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The work is expected ...

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Enjoy winter in Arizona’s amazing high country, but travel prepared

Governor Ducey, ADOT urge drivers to “Know Snow” before trips

One of the great things about Arizona winters is being able to savor a refreshingly mild morning in our desert communities and then play in the snow that same afternoon.

Just don’t let being able to wear shorts and flip-flops in Tucson, Bullhead City or Mesa leave you thinking that winter driving is any less challenging in Arizona’s high country than in other parts of the country. In fact, snow that makes ...

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Interstate 40 paving work by Interstate 17 interchange on Monday, Nov. 14

Motorists traveling eastbound along Interstate 40 just outside of Flagstaff should allow for extra time for travel on Monday, Nov. 14 as crews perform spot-repairs to the roadway near the Interstate 17 junction (milepost 194-197).

Work will begin early in the morning and continue during daylight hours. The speed limit will be reduced through the construction zone.

Drivers should allow extra time for travel, use caution in the work zone and watch for equipment and personnel.

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