Arizona Department of Transportation News

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: ADOT program helping more women enter construction trades

An unemployed single mom of three, Iris Bost hoped to break into the male-dominated construction industry that would provide better pay than working retail.

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: ADOT director responds to agreement to study I-10

Following the Maricopa Association of Governments’ announcement that an agreement has been reached with the Gila River Indian Community to study I-10 between the Valley and Casa Grande, Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski.

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Mainline paving for South Mountain Freeway begins in Ahwatukee

In another important step toward completing the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the first pavement along the Pecos segment is being put down this week in Ahwatukee.

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Ahwatukee waterline relocation progressing for South Mountain Freeway

Crews will begin restoring two-way traffic to Liberty Lane in Ahwatukee after several months of work to relocate a 4-foot-diameter waterline from the path of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

Crews scheduled to repave sections of U.S. 70 near Peridot

Motorists are advised that temporarily reduced speed limits will take effect starting the week of July 9 along U.S. 70 near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation community of Peridot.

Arizona DOT expands videoconferencing capabilities to Phoenix

PHOENIX — Two grants from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety totaling $50,000 will allow Phoenix-area law enforcement officers to testify in Arizona Department of Transportation administrative cases via video conferencing.

ADOT to work on U.S. Highway 60 near Show Low

Motorists who will drive along the area are advised to prepare for any delays while crew work is ongoing.

Eastbound I-10 exit ramp at 59th Avenue closed

The eastbound I-10 off-ramp at 59th Avenue is now permanently shut down as part of the interchange project to connect the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway with Interstate 10 in the West Valley.

Roundabout construction resumes at I-8 and Araby Road in Yuma

Work in this area, which had been suspended for five months to accommodate the impact on Yuma's winter visitors and the peak produce season, started again March 26.

ADOT reinstates program to support local transportation projects

The Arizona Department of Transportation has brought back the Highway User Revenue Fund Exchange Program.

Interchange at I-40 and I-17 to receive upgrades

This spring, the final layer of asphalt will be placed on Interstate 40 between Parks and Riordan, completing the pavement improvement project.

3 new specialty plates available at

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has released specialty license plates commemorating Luke Air Force Base, the Arizona Science Center and the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction.

ADOT receives environmental review authority for highway projects

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration recently signed a memorandum of understanding that gives the ADOT environmental review authority and responsibility for certain projects.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project moves forward

The Arizona Department of Transportation's Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project is moving along as the first interchange in Laveen is now taking shape.

ADOT reminds motorists to use Safe Phone Zones

As travelers hit the roads this holiday season, the Arizona Department of Transportation reminds motorists of the state's Safe Phone Zones, which through a partnership with Geico, offer drivers a place to safely talk and text on their smartphones.

Arizona DOT adopts new intersection designs in Tucson area

A new single set of traffic signals on Interstate 19 and State Route 86 (Ajo Way) designed to move traffic more quickly through the intersection, will be up and running this month.

Freeway project moves forward after appeals court ruling

A recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has allowed the Arizona Department of Transportation's South Mountain Freeway project to move forward with an expected completion date of late 2019.

Concrete poured for bridge decks on South Mountain Freeway

Maricopa County's future 22-mile freeway, the South Mountain Freeway, is one step closer to becoming a reality for motorists, as the Arizona Department of Transportation recently poured the concrete bridge decks for the project.

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