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Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Arizona DOT: U.S. 89 Repair Time Lapse

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Arizona DOT: U.S. 89 Repair Time Lapse

Watch as crews move nearly a million cubic yards of dirt and rocks from above the damaged roadway to build a buttress below, and then realign and pave a new roadway.

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Granite Creek Watershed, AZ: Working with the Community

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Granite Creek Watershed, AZ: Working with the Community

This video features Michael Byrd, Executive Director of the Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, describing some of the challenges faced by Granite Creek Watershed communities (e.g. perennial water flow, drinking water source, and water quality issues) and how the organization uses conservation, restoration, and education to address these challenges.

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Arizona DOT: US 89 Back in Business After Landslide

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Arizona DOT: US 89 Back in Business After Landslide

US 89 in northern Arizona is now open for travel. ADOT has completed an extensive $25 million repair of the landslide damaged roadway, removing approximately one million cubic yards of rock material, realigning the roadway, and constructing a rock buttress at the base of the slide.

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Arizona: Creating a Solar Energy Future

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Arizona: Creating a Solar Energy Future

Families and businesses in the Gila Bend area of Arizona will enjoy renewable energy generated from glistening solar fields. Learn more at http://bv.com/

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Oak Creek Canyon, AZ: Predicting, Evaluating & Repairing Sinkholes

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon, AZ: Predicting, Evaluating & Repairing Sinkholes

ADOT crews have completed repairs to State Route 89A and the roadway is once again open to traffic (Feb. 10, 2015). The road had been closed to traffic since Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 because of damage caused from a sinkhole in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks.

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Arizona DOT: Progress on the US 89 Cameron Roadway

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Arizona DOT: Progress on the US 89 Cameron Roadway

The Arizona Department of Transportation is improving US 89 between State Route 64 and the Little Colorado River through Cameron on the Navajo Nation, located approximately 50 miles north of Flagstaff. This project is planned to be constructed in two main phases, with completion anticipated in Fall 2016.

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Arizona DOT: How to Get Tons of Snow and Ice Off the Roads

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Arizona DOT: How to Get Tons of Snow and Ice Off the Roads

Winter has yet to officially arrive— however storms have already delivered snow as far south as the Carolinas and throughout the northwest. Keeping roadways safe and passable during inclement weather is a top priority for every state department of transportation. This week on Transportation TV our State to State Video takes you behind the wheel of an Arizona Department of Transportation plow truck. See what it takes to move tons of snow and ice each year and learn how motorists can do their part to make roadways safer during winter.

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Goodyear, Arizona: I-10 & Loop 303 Ramps Finally Open

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Goodyear, Arizona: I-10 & Loop 303 Ramps Finally Open

All four major ramps of the I-10 and L303 traffic interchange are now open.

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Racial Bias in Driver Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Figure 1: Number of cars that passed before pedestrian could cross (by pedestrian race)

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Minority pedestrians are more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle crash even after controlling for increased traffic exposure in urban areas, socioeconomic status, and alcohol use (CDC, 2013). One potential and unexplored contributing factor to these disparate outcomes is whether driver behavior differs toward pedestrians by race. Similar to other types of intergroup interactions, roadway interactions between drivers and pedestrians are likely influenced by drivers’ subtle racial attitudes and biases. The current study focuses on pedestrians’ street crossings, as pedestrians are most vulnerable when crossing traffic lanes.

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Arizona DOT: Making Roads out of Recycled Tires

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Arizona DOT: Making Roads out of Recycled Tires

For over 25 years, ADOT has been using rubberized asphalt on the Arizona highway system. In addition to providing smoother and quieter rides for drivers, rubberized asphalt lasts longer and costs less. Another bonus is that ADOT has recycled more than 15 million tires over the years.Take a look at how it’s done.

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