Restrictions lifted on SR 87 south of Payson for Labor Day weekend

Road repair halfway complete, work starts again next week

Lane restrictions that have been in place for urgently needed repairs along State Route 87 south of Payson are being temporarily lifted for the busy Labor Day travel period.

 

One lane has been closed in each direction between mileposts 223 and 226 so the Arizona Department of Transportation can repair the roadway and drainage systems and stabilize the terrain after sensors detected ...

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Southbound I-17 exit to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, SR 89A closed for repaving

Use Kachina Boulevard exit as alternative to JW Powell Boulevard

From now through Thursday, the southbound exit for JW Powell Boulevard along Interstate 17 near Flagstaff will be closed for repaving, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers looking to access the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and State Route 89A can use the exit for Kachina Boulevard and then follow the detour signs to SR 89A and the airport. Drivers heading south along I-17 will also need to merge left ...

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Opportunity to Improve Traffic Safety

Share your concerns via online, email or mail

Prescott, Ariz. – With 44 fatal crashes in the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) region in the past five years, the traffic safety campaign states, “There is No Room for One More Fatality!”

CYMPO and its design team, Burgess & Niple, Inc., are analyzing crash data to determine the primary causes and identify potential projects and educational efforts which could reduce the number of crashes. However, input from drivers, bicyclists, and ...

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Next public workshop for Grand Canyon National Park Airport Master Plan in Phoenix

Community members encouraged to attend Aug. 24 session

The master plan study process for Grand Canyon National Park Airport, owned and operated by the Arizona Department of Transportation, continues with a public information workshop Thursday, Aug. 24, in Phoenix.

Those attending the open house, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Capitol Historic Museum, 1700 W. Washington St., can review and comment on the study team’s forecast of aviation demand, assessment of current airport facility capabilities ...

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Slow down and watch for overnight work crews on State Route 89 in Prescott

Utility relocation occurring through early 2018

Drivers in Prescott should keep an eye out for workers and plan for possible overnight delays on State Route 89 between Deep Well Ranch Road and the SR 89/89A interchange because of utility-relocation work.

SR 89 is open in both directions, but the speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph and the southbound travel lane has been shifted to accommodate work crews on the shoulder of the roadway. A 14-foot vehicle width restriction ...

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Traffic switch next week for Interstate 40 work west of Williams

Slow down, plan for extra travel time through work zone

Drivers heading eastbound on Interstate 40 toward Williams and Flagstaff will use one of the westbound lanes for five miles starting Monday, Aug. 7, while Arizona Department of Transportation crews begin rebuilding the eastbound section of highway.

The project, occurring between mileposts 156 and 161, will rebuild the roadway from the ground up, including laying a new foundation. This work will be a long-term fix for the winter-weather damage this ...

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Updated Arizona Driver License Manual now available online

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has released the updated Arizona Driver License Manual on the ADOT website. In addition to providing basic information essential to safe driving, the newest version of the manual also includes language to educate motorists on handling law enforcement traffic stops.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, created the language that outlines best practices for motorists who are ...

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Arizona motor vehicle crash deaths rose to 962 in 2016

Speeding, impairment and lack of seat belt use remain leading fatality factors

Traffic fatalities on Arizona’s local roads and state highways climbed higher for the second straight year and driver behavior continues to be a leading factor in motor vehicle collisions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s annual Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report.

In 2016, 962 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, 65 ...

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With extreme heat forecast, prepare yourself and your vehicle

Fully charged cellphone, extra drinking water are just a start

With extreme heat in the forecast, it’s especially important for drivers to plan before taking to state highways, starting with having a fully charged cellphone as well as extra drinking water for all passengers, including pets.

Even though your vehicle has air conditioning, be ready in case you must spend extended time on the highway due to a breakdown or some ...

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Monsoon Awareness Week reminds Arizonans of severe weather dangers

Drivers should ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive’ when encountering dust storms 

Coming soon: Spectacular sunsets and brief heat relief from monsoon moisture.

Also coming soon: Low- or no-visibility on roadways caused by dust storms.

Monsoon season is returning to Arizona and during Monsoon Awareness Week, June 12-16, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers how to stay safe on roadways when dust storms arrive.

ADOT’s top tip: Do not drive into a dust ...

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