‘Ghoulish’ traffic can occur during Halloween afternoon rush hour

Drivers advised to plan ahead to avoid heavy traffic

PHOENIX — Drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time Friday afternoon during what is often a “scary” commute due to heavier-than-usual traffic on Halloween, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

When Halloween falls on a weekday, many commuters change their regular routine, fleeing toward local freeways at nearly the same time in order to get home for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties.  The result can be a fiendish commute.

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Construction of retaining wall on US 60 in Wickenburg begins mid-October

Lane restrictions and minimal delays expected during work hours

                                                                                          

PRESCOTT – The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a slope stabilization project with the construction of a new retaining wall on the north side of US 60 from Lazy Fox Drive to Falcon Road in Wickenburg.

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Roundabout work on US 93 at Wickenburg Ranch scheduled for next three months

PRESCOTT – For the next three months crews will be constructing a new roundabout on US 93 at milepost 194 near Wickenburg (approximately three-quarters of a mile southeast of the SR 89/US 93 junction) as part of the Wickenburg Ranch development.

Work is scheduled to begin this week with placement of temporary construction signage and concrete barrier installation that will require a shoulder closure through the work zone. Crews will be working seven days a week during the day ...

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Salt River Canyon rest area to reopen before Thanksgiving holiday

Renovation project to upgrade closed facility underway

Travelers along US 60 between Globe and Show Low will once again have a place to stop and rest by this fall. The Arizona Department of Transportation is renovating the Salt River Canyon rest area, which has been closed for the past several years.

The project will include restroom building renovations, replacement of the composting toilet system, water well work, new parking lot pavement and new signage.

Construction work should not interfere with traffic on US ...

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Drivers reminded to ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive’ during monsoon season

ADOT focuses on dust storm mindfulness as Monsoon Awareness Week begins

Pull Aside, Stay Alive

That’s the familiar message to drivers from the Arizona Department of Transportation as another summer monsoon season approaches.

For the third year, ADOT continues its efforts to educate drivers about the threat of dust storms as monsoon season officially begins in Arizona on June 15. ADOT and its partners – the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the ...

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ADOT urges drivers to slow down, move over in highway work zones

Critical reminder for drivers

The Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to move over and slow down in highway work zones.

“We are asking drivers to be mindful and give their undivided attention when entering a highway work zone,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski. “Work zones can be hazardous not only to the driver and their passengers, but also the ADOT staff members who perform critical work on our highway system and put their lives ...

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