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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Paving scheduled on Interstate 40 near Interstate 17 junction next week

Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 to Flagstaff should allow extra time while paving continues near the I-17 junction. Paving is scheduled from 2 a.m. to noon both Tuesday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 9. A single-lane restriction will be in place to accommodate work between mileposts 195 and 197, located one mile west of Butler Avenue.

Drivers should use caution and watch for construction personnel and equipment while paving is underway.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen ...

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ADOT Blog: Arizona’s silver-screen highways reel in filmmakers

[Please visit the ADOT Blog to see a multimedia presentation of this article.]

Hollywood loves Arizona’s highways and picturesque landscapes.

Filmmakers have been bringing their lights, camera and action to Arizona highway locations for more than 75 years. Director John Ford sent a crew here in 1939 to shoot “Grapes of Wrath” on Route 66, and last year Michael Bay filmed scenes in Arizona for the fifth installment of ...

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SR 87 repair project restrictions in place around the clock south of Payson

Budget extra time, consider alternate route between Valley and Rim Country

Drivers should budget extra time and consider an alternate route between the Phoenix area and Rim Country, especially on the weekends, with State Route 87 reduced to one lane in each direction south of Payson for a critically needed project that is repairing a section of highway and stabilizing the terrain around it.

The Arizona Department of Transportation work zone is near Slate Creek, about 25 miles south of Payson between ...

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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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Bridge project begins Monday on State Route 87 south of Winslow

Drivers on State Route 87 should plan for delays beginning Monday, June 12, as Arizona Department of Transportation crews begin deck improvements on Jack’s Canyon Bridge, located approximately 12 miles south of Winslow (mileposts 330 to 331).

A temporary traffic signal will alternate travel in the work zone until the project is completed in winter 2017. A 10-foot width restriction for travel will also be in place.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please ...

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