The Arizona Department of Transportation, in coordination with Apache County District II and the Fort Defiance Chapter of the Navajo Nation, analyzed the traffic circulation conditions of Navajo Routes 7, 12, 54, 110, and 112 within the Fort Defiance Industrial Area which is designated as a major growth area on the Navajo Nation. The study was funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s State Planning and Research Program and administered through ADOT’s Multimodal Planning Division's Planning Assistance for Rural Areas (PARA) program. The study was initiated to develop a planning strategy to improve the mobility and safety within the Fort Defiance ...
The 2014 Strategic Highway Safety Plan provides a comprehensive framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries on public roads. I was developed by the Arizona Department of Transportation in cooperation with local, state, federal and other safety stakeholders. Under the completed SHSP, all highway safety programs in the state can leverage resources and work together to address transportation safety issues.
Following the completion of the 2005 report, an Act was passed that contained a number of important new and continued funding sources for safety related projects, programs, and initiatives. This required every state to develop a Strategic Highway Safety Plan. This 2007 report represents Phase 1, Development Plan and is a comprehensive, collaborative, high level, statewide safety strategy that will guide Arizona's safety change initiative. The Arizona Department of Transportation was assigned the role of project manager for this SHSP phase by the Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Council.
In 2005, the Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Council managed and released the development of Arizona's Transportation Safety Plan that examined safety from a broad perspective that included engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services.
Some freeway users complain that new freeway segments fill up with traffic during peak hours immediately after construction. Because of this concern, the debate about the costs and benefits of freeways often centers on relieving congestion. The literature states that the long-term relief of congestion is an elusive goal. While congestion is a pervasive feature of freeways, it does not mean that constructing them is useless. This study helps to demonstrate that the great benefit of freeways is to facilitate travel rather than reduce peak-hour congestion. The study finds that the facilitated travel far outweighs the cost of freeway construction. ...
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 ...
The San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation is home to approximately 2,000 people. Numerous others come to the District to visit the San Xavier del Bac Mission Church. The San Xavier District Pedestrian Access and Safety Study is being prepared to improve the walking and bicycling environment on the San Xavier District for Community members and visitors alike. The study is being funded by the Arizona Department of Transportation Multimodal Planning Division’s Planning Assistance for Rural Areas program.
This study focuses in the area surrounding the municipalities of: Town of Pima, City of Thatcher and City of Safford. The junction of the two major state routes, US 191 and US 70 is located in the heart of these communities and serves as major arterials for local travelers. Parsons Brinckerhoff has been commissioned by ADOT to perform this preliminary assessment for the development of an alternate route through the Thatcher/Safford/Pima area.
The historical advantages of Grand Avenue and the railroad that led to the development of the West Valley cities have become a detriment to the further development or redevelopment in the past few decades. There is general agreement that significant improvements are needed for the Grand Avenue Corridor. Identified transportation funds provide an opportunity to develop a more modern transportation corridor along Grand Avenue. This study addresses these concerns by developing, evaluating and recommending transportation investment options.
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