ADOT to ensure roadway safety as another storm moves into state

Motorists urged to be alert for changing weather conditions this week

Following last week’s record rainfall in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing for another tropical storm this week that is expected to bring more heavy rain and possible localized flooding to several regions of the state.

The National Weather Service is forecasting significant moisture in the state this week as a result of Hurricane Odile, which is making its way north into the Baja ...

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Signal pole replacement on SR 89 in Prescott at Mac Curdy scheduled Monday night

Minimal delays expected between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will replace a damaged signal pole on the northeast corner of State Route 89 at Mac Curdy Drive in Prescott on Monday night, Sept. 15 starting at 9 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 5 a.m.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone with flaggers and intermittent closures are possible. Minimal delays are expected.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades ...

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Paving work on Interstate 17 south of SR 169 continues for the next two weeks

Schedule includes day and night work on I-17 in both directions  

Crews will continue final paving on Interstate 17 in both directions between the Dugas/Orme exit and the State Route 169 traffic interchange starting Tuesday, Sept. 9 (mileposts 268 to 279).

Work hours have mainly been overnight but will also include day work through Monday, Sept. 22 between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Drivers can expect alternating lane restrictions in both directions during work hours, weather permitting.  

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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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ADOT launches ‘Safe Phone Zones’ at 14 highway rest area locations

New signs part of GEICO sponsorship through rest area public-private partnership

Travelers who stop to take a break at one of Arizona’s 14 highway rest area locations will now notice new signs designating the rest areas as “Safe Phone Zones,” which is part of a nationwide effort to encourage drivers to pull into a safe location to use their phones for calling, texting and accessing mobile apps.

Today, the Arizona Department of Transportation unveiled the new Safe Phone ...

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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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