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« on: March 04, 2015, 08:28:34 AM »

General, catch-all thread. Let's start with this.
http://www.truebluela.com/2015/2/18/8066995/dodgers-camelback-ranch-improvements
My friend who works for the Dodgers photographed the sign as installed, so it's for real.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 10:43:21 AM »

That's one cool sign! Why they didn't think of this sooner is beyond me.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 04:37:15 PM »

It is a cool sign. Makes me wonder if any of the other teams will consider something similar in the future.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 10:44:25 PM »

As a San Francisco Giants fan, I am compelled to dislike that sign…  :biggrin:
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 09:41:47 PM »

Using "temporary signs," speed limits are being reduced on part of I-17 for the Memorial Day weekend from 75mph to 65mph due to expected heavy traffic.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-traffic/2018/05/25/adot-reduces-speed-limits-along-interstate-17-memorial-day-weekend-travel/644955002/

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... all day Friday for people headed north, and all day Monday for people headed south. ... The restrictions will be in place for the 22-mile stretch between New River and Sunset Point.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 10:03:24 PM »

Using "temporary signs," speed limits are being reduced on part of I-17 for the Memorial Day weekend from 75mph to 65mph due to expected heavy traffic.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-traffic/2018/05/25/adot-reduces-speed-limits-along-interstate-17-memorial-day-weekend-travel/644955002/

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That isn't stopping the Sedona 500.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 10:42:09 PM »

Another one of the new color Daktronics DMS has been installed on I-8 at the California/Arizona border in Yuma.  This one has one of the new pedestal style mounts in the median.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 06:59:48 PM »

ADOT has posted an updated map of dynamic message signs on their website.  This new map distinguishes between the SYLVIA signs still using their original fiber optic panels (which are indicated by FDS as the manufacturer) and those that were refurbished with the new LED panels (which are indicated by SES as the manufacturer).  Also, this new map distinguishes between the Daktronics amber character matrix signs (indicated by DAK) and the color full matrix signs (indicated by DKC).
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 12:26:49 AM »


A cool drive on I-19 by Forgotten Hwy
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Re: Arizona
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 12:28:46 AM »

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Re: Arizona
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 04:01:57 PM »

According to an article forwarded by today's AASHTO DTU, apparently ADOT and the Gila tribe are finally sitting down to discuss I-10 capacity improvements through their lands.  It appears that they're concerned that AZ 347 upgrades may not occur until the I-10 situation is in some way resolved; the tribe is addressing the whole 10/347 complex as a single entity within the discussion format.  A brief synopsis can be found at:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2018-10-18/study-to-identify-possible-improvements-for-i-10-corridor

Looks like there's finally some movement regarding a longstanding "standoff" between the Gila nation and ADOT regarding pushing I-10 out from its present 2+2 configuration.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 04:42:38 PM »

According to an article forwarded by today's AASHTO DTU, apparently ADOT and the Gila tribe are finally sitting down to discuss I-10 capacity improvements through their lands.  It appears that they're concerned that AZ 347 upgrades may not occur until the I-10 situation is in some way resolved; the tribe is addressing the whole 10/347 complex as a single entity within the discussion format.  A brief synopsis can be found at:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2018-10-18/study-to-identify-possible-improvements-for-i-10-corridor

Looks like there's finally some movement regarding a longstanding "standoff" between the Gila nation and ADOT regarding pushing I-10 out from its present 2+2 configuration.

I think it's more likely ADOT realized that the I-11 plan between Buckeye and Casa Grande will never happen and they now feel that this is the more feasible option.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2018, 04:50:56 PM »

^^^^^^^^^^
If that's the case, then something reasonable -- like heading straight down AZ 85 to Gila Bend -- might be offered as a substitute for the Casa Grande routing.  As I've always said, the purpose of the I-11 Casa Grande "loop" was to serve as an artery for additional housing development in Maricopa and other areas around the periphery of the Gila lands; if that isn't forthcoming, then the basic point of a new-terrain facility is effectively moot.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2018, 04:52:23 PM »

Apparently the study is going to take 18 months.  If we're lucky we'd see a widening begin to be built sometime circa 2025.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2018, 05:10:43 PM »

Apparently the study is going to take 18 months.  If we're lucky we'd see a widening begin to be built sometime circa 2025.

After 50-odd years of 4-lane existence, I suppose we should all be grateful that something's at least on the horizon.  It's PHX-area congestion points -- including this one -- that made me, when based in SoCal, use CA 86/111 to I-8 and vice-versa rather than stay on I-10 for eastward trips.   
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2018, 06:03:00 PM »

Apparently the study is going to take 18 months.  If we're lucky we'd see a widening begin to be built sometime circa 2025.

After 50-odd years of 4-lane existence, I suppose we should all be grateful that something's at least on the horizon.  It's PHX-area congestion points -- including this one -- that made me, when based in SoCal, use CA 86/111 to I-8 and vice-versa rather than stay on I-10 for eastward trips.

Traffic really hauls the mail through that stretch which can be a wild ride given how inadequate it is.  I lived in Phoenix for 13 years and used to visit the southern part of the state several times a month for work.  Fortunately living in the East Valley made AZ 87 and 79 somewhat reasonable alternates. 
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2018, 03:14:07 PM »

Apparently there is a reason why all of the sudden the Gilas are open to allowing the widening all of the sudden. 
They are making a big push to land the new Diamondbacks stadium to land near Wild Horse Pass casino.  A big part of their proposal is promoting that their location is only an hour from the Tucson market versus other locations in the Phoenix area, which then brought attention to the inadequate stretch of I-10.

No guarantee they will land the stadium but it seems likely so far.  Even if they don't the area is developing into a major regional entertainment destination around the casino for both the Phx and Tucson markets so hopefully they realized they need to let this widening happen and won't backtrack if they don't land the stadium.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2018, 04:08:03 PM »

Apparently there is a reason why all of the sudden the Gilas are open to allowing the widening all of the sudden. 
They are making a big push to land the new Diamondbacks stadium to land near Wild Horse Pass casino.  A big part of their proposal is promoting that their location is only an hour from the Tucson market versus other locations in the Phoenix area, which then brought attention to the inadequate stretch of I-10.

No guarantee they will land the stadium but it seems likely so far.  Even if they don't the area is developing into a major regional entertainment destination around the casino for both the Phx and Tucson markets so hopefully they realized they need to let this widening happen and won't backtrack if they don't land the stadium.

Why the hell do the Diamondbacks need a new stadium when the one in downtown isn’t even 30 years old and is in a great location?...FAA gripes aside.  Hopefully that’s private investments going into building something for the Diamondbacks, if it gets I-10 widened through the Gila Res I guess that’s a good side benefit. 
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2018, 04:42:26 PM »

Apparently there is a reason why all of the sudden the Gilas are open to allowing the widening all of the sudden. 
They are making a big push to land the new Diamondbacks stadium to land near Wild Horse Pass casino.  A big part of their proposal is promoting that their location is only an hour from the Tucson market versus other locations in the Phoenix area, which then brought attention to the inadequate stretch of I-10.

No guarantee they will land the stadium but it seems likely so far.  Even if they don't the area is developing into a major regional entertainment destination around the casino for both the Phx and Tucson markets so hopefully they realized they need to let this widening happen and won't backtrack if they don't land the stadium.

This does make me laugh.  The PARC clowns in Ahwatukee used the Gila tribe as props in their quest to stop the South Mountain Freeway.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2018, 09:17:35 AM »



Interstate 411 does a segment on Historic US-66 in Arizona.




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Re: Arizona
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »

Looks like ADOT set up its first rural travel times display system in the state, displayed on DMS along the length of I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff.
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2019, 02:55:31 PM »

Put together a short retrospective on AZ 101 on Surewhynotnow.  I included a photo of a blue AZ 101 shield on Shea Boulevard and one from my sign collection:

https://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2019/01/arizona-loop-101.html
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 11:57:51 AM »

Another major project is about to begin on I-15, with work on Virgin River bridges 2, 4, and 5 beginning next month and continuing until 2020. Traffic will be shifted to one side of the freeway, with lane width reduced to 10 feet -- requiring a 224-mile detour for wider vehicles.

(This project apparently does not include the replacement of Bridge 1, which is a separate big deal entirely.)

https://www.azdot.gov/projects/northcentral-district-projects/i-15-virgin-river-bridge-rehabilitation/traffic-alerts



 
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Re: Arizona
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 05:34:58 PM »

Another major project is about to begin on I-15, with work on Virgin River bridges 2, 4, and 5 beginning next month and continuing until 2020. Traffic will be shifted to one side of the freeway, with lane width reduced to 10 feet -- requiring a 224-mile detour for wider vehicles.

(This project apparently does not include the replacement of Bridge 1, which is a separate big deal entirely.)

https://www.azdot.gov/projects/northcentral-district-projects/i-15-virgin-river-bridge-rehabilitation/traffic-alerts



 

That *scrolls up* *squints* 224-mile detour is precisely why Old US-91 between the St. George area and Littlefield still needs to be state-maintained.
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