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Arizona Department of Transportation Accelerates Roadway Project work in High Country Due to High Temperatures

Arizona Accelerates Roadway

The temperature of Arizona is increasing, and this had led the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to speed up its roadwork project in the high country.

ADOT functions to reduce any delays caused due to sudden work incidence, mostly for people traveling from northern Arizona and to, including people travelling for unplanned work during the weekends and holidays. Drivers who are hitting the road and travelling towards north this summer should ensure to check the Arizona Traveler Information website, or call 511 or follow the Twitter account of ADOT to receive the latest information relating to highway restriction work.

ADOT’s district engineer of North Central District, Audra Merrick mentioned in a press release the best time to carry work on the northern Arizona highways is in summer, and it’s because to repair new grounds the midnight temperature needs to be high.

 “These projects help repair long-term damage to the pavement from multiple winters.”

ADOT has restored road work across Interstate 40 from Cataract Lake and Parks located west of Flagstaff, and the team is first repairing the Grand Canyon Boulevard traffic interchange within Williams. The team improves the ramps and guardrails within Grand Canyon Boulevard interchange and expect ramp closures by the beginning of June.

The improvements that will be made across this region, it will put new pavement of 17 miles I-40, and after this, the project will be completed.

While in June, the road work will be restored by paving towards northbound I-17, will start from the Coconino County line and ends at I-40 at Flagstaff.

During previous summer, the team had reconstructed 5 miles of I-40 in each direction Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads, and 1- mile section rebuilt in each direction nearer to Parks interchange.

The roadwork project will start in the middle of August and will inform about the pavement damage across State Route 89A via Oak Creek Canyon. It will include 12 miles between Sedona and the Pumphouse Wash bridge, will walk down towards the broken road and deploy fresh pavement and guardrail.

The real-time highway information service is offered to people by ADOT. They can check the highway condition online or use Twitter to receive information or can even call 511 to know anything relating to road work.

The mobile application of ADOT will help drivers to receive a warning and other route notifications. The AZ 511 app of ADOT is free and can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices. It further enables us to save your preferred routes and destinations, know more about incidents and road work that might cause delay to your trips. It will also notify you about the time required to travel and gain more information about other similar routes. Alert app of ADOT is available on the official website of ADOT; the app makes use of geofencing technology, and warns the motorist within the area about some important and unscheduled events like closures and guides them to other routes.

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