Labor Day Weekend Travel Advisory

August 29 – September 1, 2014

No construction closures will be scheduled along state highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, over the extended Labor Day weekend. Drivers are asked to remember the following safety tips:

  • Check your vehicle – including the condition of your tires. Proper tire pressure can help prevent a blowout and improves gas mileage. Check oil and other fluid levels and inspect belts and hoses.
  • Get plenty of rest before traveling and take regular rest breaks.
  • Buckle up and obey speed ...
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Paving work overnight on Interstate 17 south of SR 169 continues

Work continues through the end of September

Paving work continues in both directions on Interstate 17 between the State Route 169 junction and the Dugas/Orme exit (mileposts 268 to 279).

As weather permits, drivers can expect a single lane restriction Sunday through Thursday nights between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. through Sept. 30 as crews finalize paving, striping and seeding operations.

Some daytime lane restrictions are expected Monday through Thursday between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. through the work zone as ...

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On Saturday’s “Things to Do” list – check out the new Loop 303/I-10 Interchange before it opens to traffic

ADOT/Goodyear event provides chance to walk, jog and cycle in the area where the freeway-to-freeway ramps will soon carry cars and trucks

PHOENIX – Saturday morning (August 16) provides an opportunity for you to get an up-close look at the soon-to-be-completed Loop 303/I-10 Traffic Interchange in Goodyear. The Arizona Department of Transportation and city of Goodyear will provide local residents and visitors with a chance to walk, jog, skate or cycle beneath the elevated ramps that will soon carry ...

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ADOT completes some I-15 bridge projects, easing traffic restrictions

Virgin River Bridge No. 6 reconstruction to continue through 2016

Travelers who use the Interstate 15 corridor in the far northwest corner of the state will get some relief as the Arizona Department of Transportation today finished a series of bridge rehabilitation projects through the Virgin River Gorge and lifted several traffic restrictions in the area.

The $2.8 million project started in January and included upgrading the southbound bridge surfaces, girder repairs and other related work on Virgin River Bridge ...

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Overnight paving work on Interstate 17 south of SR 169 continues

Work scheduled tonight and Thursday night

Paving continues on northbound Interstate 17 near the State Route 169 junction (mileposts 275 to 279) tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 7 between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. each night.

During work hours, drivers can expect a single lane restriction on northbound I-17 through the work zone.

In addition to paving work, final striping on southbound I-17 at the climbing lane (mileposts 280 to 286) just north of the SR 169 junction is scheduled ...

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List of vehicles for the ‘Clean Air Blue Skies’ plates expanded

On May 20, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division created another opportunity for specific hybrid vehicle owners to obtain one of the “Clean Air – Blue Skies” Energy Efficient license plates. At the time of the release of the latest series of plates, there were six initial vehicles on the qualifying list and now three additional vehicles have since been added.

The federal program, which began in 2007 as a pilot, ...

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ADOT seeks input on its overall preliminary DBE goal for federally-funded projects

Public meetings to be held statewide later this month

Nearly every month, the Arizona Department of Transportation goes through the process to award contracts to construction companies for transportation projects. ADOT is currently seeking public input on the total value of federally-funded contracts that should be awarded to disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) firms.

ADOT is proposing a preliminary goal of 9.38 percent of the total dollars of Federal Highway Administration-funded contracts awarded to DBE firms over the next three fiscal ...

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