Overnight paving resumes on I-17 between New River and Black Canyon City

Expect alternating lane restrictions northbound for next two months

The Arizona Department of Transportation will resume repaving of Interstate 17 this week between New River and Coldwater Canyon roads in Black Canyon City (mileposts 232 to 245). Crews have completed repaving the southbound lanes and have shifted work to the northbound lanes for the next two months. Drivers can expect alternating northbound lane restrictions during overnight work hours.

Crews will also close the on- and off-ramps at Table ...

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Your input is needed! ADOT hosting public meetings about transportation study on SR 89 between Chino Valley and Paulden

First meeting is Thursday, Jan. 5

The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying a 13-mile segment of State Route 89, between Road 3 North in Chino Valley and two miles north of Bramble Drive in Paulden. The purpose of this long-range planning study is to identify future roadway improvements as funding becomes available.

ADOT needs your input, and for your convenience the following public meetings have been scheduled:

  • Paulden Area Community Organization (PACO) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, ...
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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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Restriction at Mud Springs Road overpass at Interstate 17 scheduled to begin Jan. 4

Closure of bridge over I-17 is expected to last until the middle of February  

The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduled to perform work at the Mud Springs Road/Interstate 17 overpass starting on Wednesday, Jan. 4, that will require a full closure of the bridge for six weeks. Crews will remove and replace bridge rail at the overpass, as well as repair deck joints and replace guardrail.

A clearly marked detour will be in place during construction. Drivers will use ...

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Have fun in the snow, but don’t park along highways to play

Common safety mistake endangers those who park, other drivers

Snow in Arizona’s high country is a magnet for desert dwellers looking to ski, sled, make snowmen and have snowball fights.

Too often, however, a vehicle full of people heading to play in the snow winds up parked on the shoulder of a state highway or even Interstate 17 rather than pulled safely into a designated parking area well off the road. This creates a hazard for more than just the ...

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As winter storm intensifies, be prepared for rain, wind and snow

Rain and wind gusts should turn overnight to light snow in high country

A winter storm packing rain, wind and, later, the possibility of light snow and ice in the high country is all the more reason for Arizonans to drive with care and adjust their speed to conditions.

While much of the state is expected to see rain Friday, the forecast for many areas also calls for sustained winds of between 30 and 40 mph and even stronger gusts. ...

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State Route 77 to close for daytime blasting starting Dec. 12

Monday-Thursday closures improve work zone safety

To protect workers who are blasting potentially hazardous rocks along State Route 77 south of Globe, the Arizona Department of Transportation will close the road for five hours a day, Mondays through Thursdays, for the next four months.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, SR 77 will be closed in both directions between mileposts 154-161 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closures will be in effect Mondays through Thursdays with no closures planned between ...

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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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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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