transportation

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Traffic on Interstate 40 east of Williams will be stopped multiple times during five-hour periods three days this week for utility work.

The state Department of Transportation plans Friday to demolish what's left of the old highway bridge over Hell Canyon north of Chino Valley now that the new one is built and open for traffic.

The state Motor Vehicle Division is using one of its customer-service offices as a laboratory as the agency tries out ways to reduce wait times.

The MVD office in west Phoenix has exchanged its automated system for calling the numbers of customers waiting service for one in which an MVD employee directs people in a line to the next available service window.

Meanwhile, another MVD worker checks whether waiting customers have what they need to complete their transactions.

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Yesterday’s winter storm was Arizona’s first test of a new kind of snowplow that can clear two lanes at once.


Melissa Sevigny

Chemical deicer is commonly used to keep roads clear of snow and ice, and it makes travel safer. But it also kills ponderosa pines. The City of Flagstaff found that out when they experimented with deicer a few years ago. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on the tradeoff between public safety and environmental health . . . a tradeoff few cities in the nation have to make.


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