Drivers should plan for overnight ramp closures on Interstate 17

Also plan for single-lane closures on cross streets and watch for flaggers in work zones

If you’re driving north of the Valley this week, plan for overnight on- and off-ramp closures on Interstate 17 between Coldwater and New River roads. Paving work in conjunction with an ongoing highway-improvement project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Travel lanes on cross streets also will be impacted while work is underway. The following restrictions are scheduled this week:

  • The southbound off-ramp and ...
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ADOT Blog: If you can’t find Love, try driving to Valentine

Looking for someplace out of the way to take your dear one? How about Love or Valentine?

If you’ve never heard of these two Arizona towns, it might be worth a road trip with your beloved.

Love is just off US 60, east of Salome. It was once called Lockhart but was renamed in honor of Ernest Love, who was killed during World War I. For more interesting spots along US 60, read our US 60 Road Trip blog.

For another romantic ...

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Lane closures on Table Mesa Road at Interstate 17 scheduled to begin Feb. 12

Table Mesa Road will be restricted to one lane next week

The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduled to pave Table Mesa Road at the Interstate 17 overpass from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, through Thursday, Feb. 16. Crews will also work overnight from 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, to 6:30 a.m. Friday Feb. 17.

The paving operations will require one lane to be closed during work hours, and drivers will be guided through the work zone ...

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Reversible lanes among possible improvements for I-17 north of Phoenix

ADOT is committed to keeping traffic – and commerce – moving smoothly

To reduce traffic backups from crashes, congestion and other incidents along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, the Arizona Department of Transportation is evaluating options that include the possibility of reversible lanes on the grade between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point.

The reversible-lane concept is among alternatives being considered to move more traffic while enhancing safety along that winding eight-mile stretch of I-17.

Regardless of whether reversible lanes become ...

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Vehicle license tax report for 2016 now available on ServiceArizona.com

Vehicle Fee Recap a quick way for vehicle owners to see taxes paid last year

With another tax season at hand, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is once again offering a free online way to learn how much vehicle license tax you paid in 2016.

Vehicle Fee Recap, available through ServiceArizona.com, also allows vehicle owners to obtain the amount of any specialty license plate donations.

From the ServiceArizona home page, a customer can select the Vehicle Fee ...

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When a snowstorm hits, safest choice is waiting it out

Motorists heading to Arizona’s high country should leave prepared

ADOT has nearly 200 snowplows and 400 certified drivers stationed around the state to address snow and ice. But as Christmas weekend showed, especially on Interstate 40 from Flagstaff west to Ash Fork and on Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff, a snowstorm can be so intense that travel becomes unsafe quickly.

This is why drivers should monitor conditions before leaving and be prepared to delay travel until snowplows can do their ...

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When you see flashing lights, “Move Over”

FLASHING LIGHTS?

GIVE ‘EM SPACE

MOVE OVER

We hope “Move Over” rings familiar. If not, let’s refresh your memory:

• “Move Over” is a state law that requires motorists to move over one lane – or slow down if it is not safe to change lanes – when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway.

• That includes first responder vehicles such as tow trucks, fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers, ...

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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.

The benefit applies to ...

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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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