Officers using mobile ports to check semis driving through reservation
PHOENIX – To enhance safety on state highways, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division partnered with the Hopi Tribe to set up a mobile commercial vehicle inspection site on the reservation.
Concerned that overweight semi trailers and those in violation of safety regulations may be using state roads that pass through the Hopi reservation to evade commercial ports of entry, the tribal government reached out to ADOT for assistance. ADOT sent officers to set up a mobile inspection site along State Route 264 near the junction with State Route 87, while officers patrolled other parts of SR 264, SR 87 and Indian Route 2 to ensure that commercial vehicles weren’t evading the mobile inspection site. Continue reading»
PHOENIX – Two years after launching a first-of-its-kind truck safety training program for drivers and companies in Mexico, the Arizona Department of Transportation has added refresher instruction for those who have been through the program.
ADOT launched the International Border Inspection Qualification in 2017 by sending trained officers from commercial ports of entry into Mexico to provide instruction, in Spanish, on safety regulations. The goals: reducing violations that can lead to delays for truckers from Mexico and making state highways safer by allowing ADOT officers to focus on vehicles needing the most attention.
The safe-driving tips and resources at FocusOnDriving.com inform motorists about how to stay safe on Arizona’s roads.
Public encouraged to attend and receive updates on final plans
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to present final design plans for an upcoming project that will improve traffic flow on US 93 between SR 89 and Tegner Street in Wickenburg.
The public meeting, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Wickenburg Community Center on 160 N. Valentine St., will present project information and give the public opportunities to provide comments.
The project includes widening US 93 to two lanes in each direction, constructing raised center medians and constructing frontage roads and roundabouts at Rincon, Cope, Vulture Mine and Scenic Loop roads, and at State Route 89.
Construction is currently scheduled for fiscal year 2020.
Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting, learn more about the project and submit comments. Representatives from the ADOT study team will be available to answer questions.
If you cannot attend the meeting, there are other ways to submit comments:
- Phone: 855.712.8530
- Online: Visit azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu
- Mail written comments or questions to:
1109 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301
Attn: Deborrah Miller
All comments must be received by April 5 to be included in the public record.
For more information on this and other US 93 projects, visitazdot.gov/US93corridor.
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Arizona marks National Traffic Incident Management Awareness Week
PHOENIX – If you have the misfortune to be involved in a non-injury fender bender on a freeway, do not leave your car stopped in travel lanes, while you circle the vehicle taking photos of dents and dings from dozens of angles and waiting for a forensics team to arrive and piece together the cause of the collision.
If you find yourself in this situation move your vehicle to the shoulder where you can safely exchange information with the other driver, inspect your vehicle for damage and wait for law enforcement to arrive. Read More»