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A sign for Sunset Point north of Phoenix.
State transportation officials are planning a near total shutdown of a popular rest area on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. Sunset Point will only be open for commercial trucks during a monthslong renovation that starts July 11.
Jul. 6, 2022
Airplane
The summer travel season has been a bit of a bumpy ride so far, especially for air travelers.
Jul. 6, 2022
drawing of buildings to be built
Work is underway on a large industrial park in southeast Mesa called Gateway Grand. Greystar Development recently broke ground on the 150-acre site, south of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and next to a planned extension by Union Pacific Railroad.
Jul. 4, 2022
light rail
Valley Metro announced this week that all downtown Phoenix light rail stops are reopening Saturday, after some had been closed for more than two months due to construction.
Jul. 1, 2022
a person pumping gas
If crude oil prices continue to fall, experts say gas prices are expected to follow. And AAA Arizona spokesperson Aldo Vazquez said gas prices are already starting to decline.
Jun. 30, 2022
car accident
Traffic fatalities surged from 2019 to 2021, both nationally and in Arizona, despite COVID-related disruptions to travel, according to a report by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit.
Jun. 29, 2022
close up of street pavement
Phoenix is on track to have a record number of traffic fatalities this year. Between January and May, 112 people died on Phoenix streets based on early data. If the trend continues, it will surpass 2021, which had the highest number of deaths recorded at 231.
More Arizona transportation news
Jun. 28, 2022
Tempe Town Lake
Tempe residents are being asked to help set future priorities for the city through an online survey open through July 1.
Jun. 28, 2022
car using electric charging station
The Phoenix City Council approved a roadmap to get 280,000 electrical vehicles on city streets by 2030.
Jun. 24, 2022
Twenty-eight terrazo wall pieces shaped like airplane windows line the wall of the eighth concourse
A new concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport appeals to people who care about art, sustainability and, of course, travel.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 23, 2022
Jessica Mefford-Miller
The Phoenix area’s growth continues, with little chance of slowing down. And having more residents means we’ll need to have better transportation options — both on our freeways and in the realm of public transit.
Jun. 22, 2022
car using electric charging station
The Arizona Department of Transportation is laying out the groundwork for a statewide network of charging stations.
Jun. 20, 2022
Gas prices at a QT in Tempe, June 15, 2022.
Depending on where you live in the state, you could be paying a difference of nearly a dollar for every gallon of gas.
Jun. 17, 2022
Wrong-way sign
In an effort to help police officers zero in on wrong-way drivers, the Arizona Department of Transportation says it’s expanding the use of thermal cameras.
Jun. 17, 2022
gas prices at QT on university in Tempe as of June 15, 2022
As of June 15, gas prices for a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Arizona average around $5.40. For a gallon in Maricopa County, prices average $5.70.
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Jun. 15, 2022
I-17 near Munds Park, Arizona
The Arizona Department of Transportation will repave 29 miles of I-17 to repair winter damage and make the drive a little smoother.
Jun. 14, 2022
Semitruck
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced that trucks will be restricted to drive in the right lane only for a portion of the I-10.
Jun. 10, 2022
Waymo vehicle in downtown Phoenix
Autonomous vehicles are the future of the transportation industry. It will create opportunity on many fronts, but it will also cost jobs for hundreds of thousands of people.
Jun. 9, 2022
a person pumping gas
Arizonans are paying about $5.08 for a gallon of gas on average. That is 32 cents more than the national average. Maricopa County is paying well above that with an average at $5.43 per gallon.
Jun. 3, 2022
a wide view of a freeway
The Arizona Department of Transportation has applied for a grant to speed up improvements on an Arizona highway. The department has already widened significant portions of U.S. 93 between Wickenburg and Interstate 40.
May. 30, 2022

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