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2002 2015

This report presents the original research conducted using a changeable message sign with radar at one work‐zone location in Prescott, Arizona, on State Route 89. In addition, findings from a previous extensive study of CMSR use conducted by the South Carolina DOT are reported in detail to compare and contrast its results with the original research in this study. The primary objective here was to investigate whether providing potential traffic fine feedback (in U.S. dollars) to drivers of speeding vehicles in a work zone changes their speeding behavior.

Contributors
Roberts, Craig Arnold, Smaglik, Edward J., Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research, et al.
Created Date
2014-08

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 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

The Planning Assistance for Rural Areas program, sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Planning Division, dedicates funding and staff to conduct multimodal transportation planning studies for local jurisdictions. This research study’s goal was to evaluate and refine ADOT’s PARA program to better meet the goals of both ADOT and its local jurisdictional partners.

Contributors
Wemple, Elizabeth Ann, Wu, Daniel, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center, et al.
Created Date
2014-03

Arizona Highways magazine is a powerful tool in highlighting, and presumably attracting tourists to, Arizona, and is particularly renowned for its photography. The publication currently has over one million readers and circulates in all 50 states and in two‐thirds of the world’s countries. In addition to the print publication, AHM utilizes electronic media, namely a website and Facebook Page, to reach customers and potential tourists. The Facebook Page enables users to engage in dialogue and interaction with each other—uploading photographs, sharing accounts of personal travel experiences, and reacting to specific AHM content—thereby personalizing their connection with the magazine and fellow ...

Contributors
Pryor, Debra, Partners in Brainstorms, Inc., Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2014-02

As part of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program, the Arizona Department of Transportation constructed eight Specific Pavement Studies 9 (SPS‐9) test sections on Interstate 10 near Phoenix is an overlay project and is accordingly given independent analysis and documentation in this report separate from Arizona SPS‐9B projects located on US 93, which were new construction and are documented in a separate report. The SPS‐9A project studied the effect of asphalt specification and mix designs on flexible pavements, specifically comparing Superpave binders with commonly used agency binders. Opened to traffic in 1995, the project was monitored at regular intervals ...

Contributors
Puccinelli, Jason, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center, Nichols Consulting Engineers
Created Date
2015-06

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

As part of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program, Arizona DOT constructed 16 SPS-1 test sections on U.S. Route 93 near Kingman. The SPS-1 study was designed to study a variety of structural sections in new asphalt concrete construction. Opened to traffic in 1993, the project was monitored at regular intervals until it was rehabilitated in 2006. Surface distress, profile, and deflection data collected throughout the life of the pavement were used to evaluate the performance of various flexible pavement design features, layer configurations, and thickness. This report documents the analyses conducted as well as practical findings and lessons ...

Contributors
Nichols Consulting Engineers, Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2012-02

The purpose of this study was to: 1) examine the effect of Arizona Highways Magazine (AHM) on tourism, 2) determine trip characteristics of AHM subscribers traveling in Arizona, and 3) calculate a benefit/cost ratio for AHM based on the magazine’s cost and revenues as well as the value-added economic impact.

Contributors
Andereck, Kathleen L., Arizona. Department of Transportation. Research Center
Created Date
2012-03

This study investigated whether highways acted as barriers to gene flow for pronghorn in northern Arizona. DNA samples from 132 pronghorn were analyzed using eight polymorphic microsatellite loci. Samples represented animals living on opposite sides of US Route 89 (US 89) and State Route 64 (SR 64). Two different modeling approaches indicated that both US 89 and SR 64, and to a lesser extent US Route 180 (US 180), acted as barriers to gene flow. The genetic structuring caused by highways, especially across US 89, is consistent with behavioral data that demonstrated pronghorn rarely cross this highway. This study found ...

Contributors
Theimer, Tad, Sprague, Scott, Eddy, Ellyce, et al.
Created Date
2012-03

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.

The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog and Library One Search. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.

Publications issued by the Morrison Institute for Public Programs at Arizona State University are available in the ASU Digital Repository Morrison Institute for Public Policy - Publications Archive collection.