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The Loop 101 Pima Freeway
The final major components of the Loop 101 Improvement Project in the north Phoenix area are now done. The $185 million project added a fourth lane in each direction for a 13-mile stretch.
Jan. 11, 2022
Broadway curve project
The state transportation department’s I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project is slated to finish in 2024 — except for a portion that’s expected to be finished by the end of this year.
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Jan. 9, 2022
Sonoran Free Transit Zone
Sonoran officials say they want to expand a special transit zone that allows tourists to more easily bring their cars into the state.
Jan. 7, 2022
sign says masks are federally mandated
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, almost 60 Arizona airports will get money to support operations, personnel, sanitation and COVID-19 prevention.
Jan. 4, 2022
Parked jets
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is seeing 175 flight cancellations and more than 70 are delayed Monday. Of those flights, the majority have been split between American and Southwest Airlines.
Jan. 3, 2022
semi trucks along interstate 19
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be reducing traffic on parts of the I-10 in Buckeye as it works to expand the highway from two lanes to three.
Jan. 3, 2022
snowy roads in Flagstaff
While the Phoenix area is expecting rainfall in the coming days, northern Arizona residents should expect some snowfall, which means the Arizona Department of Transportation is warning drivers of dangerous conditions.
Dec. 25, 2021
US 93
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is directing its deputies to increase patrols on U.S. Route 93 near the community of Congress, and DPS in recent months has conducted special enforcement details.
Dec. 25, 2021
Crash
Traffic has been lower due to the pandemic, but deaths on highways continue to rise yearly. According to Office of Highway Safety Director Alberto Gutier, there have been more than 1,070 deaths this year alone.
Dec. 23, 2021
Nikola electric truck
Electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola has agreed to a $125 million settlement over charges that it defrauded investors after misleading them about its products, technical advances, and financial prospects.
Dec. 22, 2021
close up of street pavement
Phoenix could change a key development ordinance to align more closely with state statutes. The goal is to allow more flexibility and opportunity for the city to recoup expenses.
Dec. 21, 2021
The Tucson City Council has approved a 20-year spending plan to fix and improve the city’s roadways.
Dec. 21, 2021
A ramp closed for construction on Loop 101
The Arizona Department of Transportation is upholding a longstanding tradition of no full highway closures during the week of Christmas. ADOT spokesperson Doug Nintzel says the department wants to help people get to their holiday destinations.
Dec. 19, 2021
Lindsay Road Interchange Project
A new interchange on the Loop 202 in Gilbert was expected to be completed next spring. But supply chain issues are making it difficult for the contractor to get one specific product needed to complete the project.
Dec. 18, 2021
A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
Schools across Arizona and around the country are trying to figure out better ways to get students to school.
Dec. 15, 2021
Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor International Airport has released its October passenger statistics and it is finally nearing pre-pandemic travel numbers.
Dec. 14, 2021
Kingman
The Kingman Municipal Airport won a $32,000 federal grant to help pay to keep the facility COVID-19-free. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar sent out a news release saying he’s pleased to announce the awarding of the grant paid for by a bill passed by Democrats.
Dec. 13, 2021
waymo autonomous truck
Many of us have seen autonomous vehicles on Valley roads over the past few years, as companies have been using Arizona as a testing ground for the new technology. But driverless trucks have also been taking part in pilot programs on highways here.
Dec. 13, 2021
Arizona MVD office
State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has proposed a law that would base license taxes on the purchase price of a vehicle. That is a departure from the current way things are done, which bases them on the MSRP.
Dec. 13, 2021
Amtrak Passengers
At a congressional hearing, Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton pressed the president of Amtrak on the company’s commitment to bringing passenger rail between Phoenix and Tucson.
Dec. 10, 2021

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