Friday, October 31, 2008

Speed Demons Beware

From what I witness daily on Baseline Rd, this will be relevant to many of you. (I can't begin to describe how many times I've been passed at high speeds by the little BMW 3-series or Lexus sedans.....)

Please note that the new ADOT speed cameras will probably affect us more than anyone. Some will say that this is a good thing, but I just want to make sure that Laveen's speed demon contingent doesn't get in trouble. So please spread the word. (Note that it is the lower I-17 loop, I-10 east of 51st, and 101 north - almost all the freeways that we would typically use to get in/out of our area).

The following closures are for DPS photo enforcement camera installation this weekend:

  • Northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) closed between Glendale and Northern avenues from 11 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 1). DETOUR: Traffic will exit at Glendale Avenue and take 91st or 99th avenues north to Northern Avenue.
  • Southbound 1-17 closed between the I-10 "Stack" and 24th Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 1). DETOUR: I-17 traffic can detour on eastbound I-10 through the Deck Park Tunnel.
  • Eastbound I-10 closed between 59th and 19th avenues from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 2). DETOUR: Traffic can detour south to Buckeye Road to 19th Avenue to reconnect with I-10.

For a complete listing of freeway and highway closures or restrictions across Arizona visit ADOT's Travel Information site at or call 5-1-1.


Timothy Tait said...

Just to clarify one important point: these cameras are operated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. ADOT is responsible for the maintenance and safety of the roadway, but these cameras are a function of law enforcement.

- Tim Tait, ADOT PIO

PTB said...

Sorry for any confusion. I suspect that Mr. Tait wants to divert any potential ill-will from ADOT to DPS, which is fine by me. But it is also important to report the facts and opinion, rather than misleading information.