Speed-feedback messages added in Black Canyon City area

Sending a safety message about dangerous speeding on the steep, winding stretch of Interstate 17 in the Black Canyon City area north of Phoenix, the Arizona Department of Transportation has activated six new electronic signs to tell drivers they’re traveling over the speed limit.

These speed-feedback signs, featuring the posted speed limit and a digital screen, display vehicle speeds to I-17 drivers in areas between Black Canyon City and the Sunset Point Rest Area. The signs, which primarily track traffic in the left lane, display vehicle speeds starting 10 mph below the speed limit as well as “too fast” or “slow down” messages focused toward those who are driving above the limit.

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Safety project will make 4 miles three lanes, create new SR 87 interchange

PICACHO – Crews will begin clearing ground near Interstate 10 south of Eloy this week as the Arizona Department of Transportation takes the first step in a project that will realign and widen 4 miles to three lanes in each direction.

The project also will create a first-in-in-the-nation pilot dust detection and warning zone designed to alert drivers to dangerous conditions in an area prone to blowing dust.

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Study is examining options for segment south of Van Buren

A public information meeting on a study of alternatives for the planned Loop 303 freeway segment south of Van Buren Street will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Goodyear.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are taking the next steps to select a preferred alternative for Loop 303 between Van Buren Street and the proposed State Route 30. The project is tentatively scheduled for construction starting in 2020 as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are taking the next steps to select a preferred alternative for the proposed Loop 303 between Van Buren Street and the proposed State Route 30.

A public information meeting regarding the alternatives for the planned Loop 303 freeway segment south of Van Buren Street is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Copper Trails School, 16875 W. Canyon Trails Boulevard, Goodyear 85338. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.

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The westbound US 60 Mill Avenue on-ramp will be closed next week as the Arizona Department of Transportation and city of Tempe research steps to reduce the number of crashes that are occurring between Rural Road and Interstate 10. Drivers should plan ahead and use alternate routes such as Rural Road to access westbound US 60 while the following closure is in place:

The westbound US 60 on-ramp at Mill Avenue will be closed from 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, through 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

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ADOT, Tempe working on effort to improve safety in area

The Arizona Department of Transportation and city of Tempe are working together to research possible steps to improve safety and reduce the number of crashes occurring on a busy stretch of westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) between Rural Road and Interstate 10.

As part of a safety evaluation, ADOT will close the westbound US 60 on-ramp at Mill Avenue for four days starting at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, and continuing through 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. While the ramp is closed, staff from ADOT and Tempe will gather information related to traffic flow and crashes along westbound US 60 approaching the I-10 interchange, especially the left lane that takes traffic to eastbound I-10 toward Ahwatukee and Tucson.

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