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The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

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Date Range
2002 2015


This study focuses on potential sources within a 10-mile-wide band along the existing interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes within the five-county project area.

Contributors
Swan, Jeff, Kay, G. Bruce, Ruffner, George A., et al.
Created Date
2014-04

In 2001, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Technology Implementation Group identified prefabricated bridge construction as a technology that should be advanced and implemented as quickly as possible. Bridge designs incorporating prefabricated superstructure elements are not new or innovative, as precast concrete beams or girders have been around since roughly the 1950s. However, until the last 25 years, incorporating precast concrete bridge substructure components into design has been very limited. This research focused on the collection of information related to the design and construction of precast concrete bridge substructures, with sources including state and federal transportation agency ...

Contributors
Hewes, Joshua T., Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2013-10

The Arizona transportation history project was conceived in anticipation of Arizona’s centennial, which will be celebrated in 2012. Following approval of the Arizona Centennial Plan in 2007, the Arizona Department of Transportation recognized that the centennial celebration would present an opportunity to inform Arizonans of the crucial role that transportation has played in the growth and development of the state. The report consists of a historical narrative and a series of topical essays. The seven-chapter historical narrative is a history of Arizona’s highways that extends from the pre-Columbian era to the present. The 14 topical essays extend the scope of ...

Contributors
Pry, Mark E., Andersen, Fred, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2011-12

This report documents the efforts of the Arizona Department of Transportation to implement the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials DARWin‐ME pavement design and rehabilitation guide. As part of this implementation, the research team also prepared a practical stand‐alone user’s guide that provides guidance for obtaining inputs, conducting design, and establishing the recommended pavement design.

Contributors
Darter, Michael I., Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center, United States. Federal Highway Administration
Created Date
2014-09

This research study addresses the collection, preparation, and use of traffic data required for pavement design by the Arizona Department of Transportation, focusing on data required as inputs for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials "Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide" design procedures. ADOT’s current traffic data collection and preparation processes are not adequate to meet the needs of the MEPDG procedure, and improvements are needed. These improvements include enhanced volume, classification, and weight data collection for vehicles, processing data and performing quality assurance checks, and the preparation/analysis of the data for use in the MEPDG. Use of the ...

Contributors
Darter, Michael I., Titus-Glover, Leslie, Wolf, Dean J., et al.
Created Date
2013-10

This report provides a simplified method to be used for evaluating the skin friction and tip resistance of axially loaded drilled shafts. A summary of literature and current practice was completed and then a comprehensive set of field and laboratory tests was performed. Several soil samples were collected from different sites from Arizona and surrounding states. Large scale direct shear apparatus was developed and used to determine the friction between soil and concrete. Finite element analyses were conducted on several prototype cases to determine effect of soil parameters such as dilation on the skin friction values. A step-by-step simplified approach ...

Contributors
Houston, William N., Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center, Arizona State University
Created Date
2011-04

Each year vehicular accidents cause gasoline and diesel spills on Arizona roadways. ADOT currently uses Micro-Blaze®, a commercially available microbial solution, as a supplement to natural degradation of vehicular petroleum spills in soils. With an emphasis on minimizing or eliminating environmental and public health hazard, ADOT is interested in determining cost-effective methods to address spills involving petroleum products from roadway vehicular accidents. This study investigated whether Micro-Blaze, Hydro Clean®, Miracle-Gro®, or water accelerated the degradation process significantly over natural processes and that it will help to determine their effectiveness in accelerating the remediation of petroleum products (diesel No. 2 and ...

Contributors
Weiss, Normal L., Arizona State University. College of Technology and Innovation., Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2012-03

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of typical chemical winter maintenance practices on Arizona Department of Transportation pavements. A review of previous studies on the effect of deicing/anti‐icing chemicals did not yield definitive recommendations, especially for DIAICs typically used by ADOT. Researchers conducted a laboratory study evaluating the effects of magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, and distilled water on eight different open‐graded rubber‐modified asphalt concrete mixes using the boiling test. All experimental factors were found to be statistically significant, and the researchers provide recommendations on which DIAICs should be used for different binder and aggregate ...

Contributors
Leahy, Rita, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2014-09

In the mid‐1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation initiated the Maintenance Cost Effectiveness study (SPR 371) with the development of plans and an experiment design to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of asphalt pavement maintenance treatments. During 1999 and 2001, ADOT oversaw the construction of hundreds of experimental sections throughout the state under the Phase I, Wearing Course Experiment (nine treatments and 82 sections at three sites), and the Phase II, Preventive Maintenance Experiment (24 treatments and 137 sections at four sites). Work continued in 2006 and 2007 under the Evaluation of Maintenance Strategies study (SPR 628) for ADOT ...

Contributors
Seeds, Stephen B., Peshkin, David G., Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., et al.
Created Date
2013-11

The research team assessed desert bighorn sheep‐highway relationships from 2008 to 2010 along an 18‐mile stretch (mileposts 0−18.0) of U.S. Route 93 southeast of Hoover Dam and 70 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona. The study section of the highway cuts through the northern extent of the Black Mountains where nearly 30 percent of the state’s total desert bighorn sheep population resides. Desert bighorn has long been a focal species of concern in planning for the Hoover Dam Bypass project begun in 2002. The environmental analysis addressed the impact of the widening on desert bighorn sheep travel corridors and habitat fragmentation, ...

Contributors
Gagnon, Jeffrey W., Arizona. Game and Fish Department. Research Branch, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2014-01