Monday, October 31, 2016

Plan for US 180 restrictions north of Flagstaff during controlled burn Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 2 - 3)




Traffic on US 180 will be restricted to one lane on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and Wednesday, Nov. 3, near Kendrick Park, approximately 17 miles north of Flagstaff, as forest crews conduct a controlled burn in the area.

The scheduled burn will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to last throughout the day and potentially through Wednesday if conditions allow.

Fire managers will be coordinating with ADOT, which will provide pilot vehicles to lead traffic through the restricted area and determine when to lift the restriction. ADOT will be on scene during ignitions and monitoring smoke impacts to the highway overnight, if necessary.

Drivers should allow for extra time for travel, slow down and proceed with caution with the potential reduced visibility conditions in the area.

For more information about this project, please call Coralie Cole, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer at602.501.4899 or email ccole@azdot.gov
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.

Repaving project continues overnight on I-17 between New River and Coldwater roads


Work will require overnight closure of the southbound off-ramp at Coldwater Road, Tuesday, Nov. 1
                                                                                                        
Arizona Department of Transportation crews this week will begin paving work on Interstate 17 in conjunction with a project that began over the summer on 13 miles of the interstate north of Phoenix. 
Crews will begin paving on southbound I-17 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Coldwater Canyon Road off-ramp. The southbound off-ramp will be closed during work hours. 

Overnight work will continue on southbound I-17 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 3. Paving work is expected to continue on southbound I-17 through Dec. 29 and alternating lane restrictions are expected during the overnight work hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.  

ADOT began work over the summer on northbound and southbound I-17 between New River and Coldwater roads (mileposts 232 to 244). The project included minor bridge repair on 13 bridge structures and repaving of the roadway. 
Until now, drivers have most likely seen bridge barrier and slower speeds through the work zones where crews were improving bridge barriers and making other minor repairs.  

Drivers should observe the reduced speed limit of 55 mph in the active work zones.  

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis, senior community relations officer at 928.606.2420 or email tlewis@azdot.gov.

Maintenance work scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday on SR 89 south of Yarnell


Southbound lanes will be closed; traffic will shift onto northbound lanes during work hours

Arizona Department of Transportation crews are scheduled to clean up the shoulders and ditches on State Route 89 this week, requiring a full closure of southbound lanes. The northbound lanes will be used for two-way traffic while work is underway.

Work is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, on SR 89 between Yarnell and Congress.Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destinations. A flagging operation will be in place with clearly marked detour signage, and drivers are encouraged to adhere to reduced speed limits through active work zone.  

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis, senior community relations officer at 928.606.2420 or email tlewis@azdot.gov.

GSA Auctions Aircraft and Aircraft Parts Update

10/31/2016 03:20 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: AZ    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-10-2016 01:20 PM CT.
AIRCRAFT, FIXED WING. AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY CANNIBALIZED. FUSELAGE IS NOT DAMAGED, TAIL SECTION HAS BEEN REMOVED, NO DOORS. WINGS ARE ATTACHED AND HAVE SOME MINOR HAIL DAMAGE. NO CONTROL SURFACES OR FLAPS, NO ENGINES, NO AVIONICS. LANDING GEAR IS INTACT CESSNA TITAN 404 2YT05K622340085
10/31/2016 03:10 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MN    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-10-2016 01:10 PM CT.

  SCRAP OH-58 HULL w/ASSORTED PARTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT A STATEMENT OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN ORDER TO BID ON THE SCRAP/SALVAGE BELL OH-58 RESIDUE: s/n 6-16928. NO AIRCRAFT BILL OF SALE WILL BE ISSUED. PLEASE SEE AIRCRAFT INFO SHEET AND STATEMENT OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WHICH IS LOCATED UNDER ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS. BIDDERS ARE STRONGLY CAUTIONED TO INSPECT PRIOR TO BIDDING. 2YT05K622316928
10/31/2016 03:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MN    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-10-2016 01:00 PM CT.

  SCRAP OH-58 HULL w/ASSORTED PARTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT A STATEMENT OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN ORDER TO BID ON THE SCRAP/SALVAGE BELL OH-58 RESIDUE: s/n 69-16221. NO AIRCRAFT BILL OF SALE WILL BE ISSUED. PLEASE SEE TATEMENT OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WHICH IS LOCATED UNDER ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS. BIDDERS ARE STRONGLY CAUTIONED TO INSPECT PRIOR TO BIDDING. 2YT05K622316221



GSA Auctions Trailers, Tractors and Manuf. Housing Update

10/31/2016 12:32 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:32 AM CT.

  Howard Price Turf EQ, Model: TB530-6 Turf Blazer, riding mower tractor with rops, inoperable, torn seat, needs tires and has missing parts. Sold as-is, no warranties. Buyer responsible for all aspects of removal, no agency assistance. Contact Alma Hensley at 870-365-2736 for more information and appointment. Repairs needed. 14713162380006
10/31/2016 12:22 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: LA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:22 AM CT.


  1999 John Deere 6410 wheeled tractor 60" Tiger side boom mower attachment, SN:L06410M247620; Asset 571212, PN# F482327; diesel, manual transmission, hours used: 1557; shows years of use and wear, missing seat cover, hours display not operational, headliner falling, AC vent missing, front tires need replacing. Sold as-is, no warranties. Buyer responsible for all aspects of removal, no agency assistance. Contact Glenn Harris at 337-598-2492 for additional information and appointment. Pickup Monday Fridayonly. 14435262860002

GSA Auctions Motorcycles and Bicycles Update

10/31/2016 12:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:21 AM CT.

  2008 Kawasaki Mule UTV, green, 4 seat, diesel, 4x4, Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. Model #:KAF950C7F; VIN: JK1AFDE128B500800, Dimensions: 5' wide by 10' long, 1668 lbs, Hours: 942; Estimated mileage: 5,041; 3 cyl; Engine size/type: Kawasaki 953 cc diesel; Engine horsepower: 24 Engine serial #: AF950AE030812. Damage to body, front passenger tire needs replacing, UTV overheats. Cause for overheating unknown. Other unknown repairs/deficiencies may exist. Buyer responsible for all aspects of removal,no agency assistance available. Contact Kelsi Herrington at 479-451-8122 Ext 1223 for additional information and appointment. Sold as-is, no warranties. Usable. 1471L362920002
10/31/2016 12:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:11 AM CT.


  2007 Kawasaki Mule, green, 4 seat, diesel engine 4x4, Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. Model #:KAF950C7F; VIN: JK1AFDC167B502132, Dimensions: 5' wide by 10' long, 1646 lbs, Hours: 1,149; Estimated mileage: 3,085; 3 cyl; Engine size/type: Kawasaki 953 cc diesel; Engine horsepower: 24 Engine serial #: AF950AE025962. Damage to body. Other unknown repairs/deficiencies may exist. Buyer responsible for all aspects of removal,no agency assistance available. Contact Kelsi Herrington at 479-451-8122 Ext 1223 for additional information and appointment. Sold as-is, no warranties. 1471L362920001

OTHER STUFF.....

There's now a $24,000 chair that will give you the sensation of feeling weightless. Also, cash-less.

A woman in Arkansas was caught using a government credit card to buy her dog a tuxedo. Formal charges are expected.

I'm thinking if Hillary is elected president, that the Secret Service's nickname for her husband will be Weatherman -- because he'll always be asking if the coast is clear.

It's Halloween! The second scariest day of the year. The scariest, of course, is a week from tomorrow.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • One out of six Americans will rake leaves and clean fallen debris from their yards sometime before the end of the year.
  • Research reveals if you want to feel good and have more self-esteem you should talk about yourself or compliment yourself.
  • A recent survey found that being asked for your phone number and email address is the biggest pain while shopping during the holiday season.
  • More than 9 out of 10 people who post photos online say it helps reduce holiday stress.
  • A little over $600 million is spent on fencing material (barbed wire, chain link, chicken wire, etc.) each year in America.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

10% of women always carry this in their purse. What is it? (Hint - not pepper spray or cosmetics.) Chocolate

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Miss Iceland dropped out of an international beauty pageant when she was told she had to lose weight.
  • United Airlines has hired an executive whose job position is listed as "Storyteller."
  • Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal finds Monday is the day of the week when your coworkers are most likely to be rude.
  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is denying reports that he yelled out "Trump!" to signal an audible during Sunday's game.
  • In the first game of the World Series, Taco Bell did a promotion where if a player stole a base, everyone in America would get a free Doritos Locos Taco. A player did, so your free taco day is this Wednesday.
  • The LAPD is investing Rob Kardashian and whether he made a threat against someone.
  • NBC has already announced that next year, their live holiday musical will be a production of "Bye Bye Birdie," starring Jennifer Lopez. This year, they're doing "Hairspray" with Harvey Fierstein on December 7.
  • 29-year-old Pete Kostelnick of Lincoln, Nebraska, completed a 3,100-mile cross-country run from San Francisco to New York City a week ago today in a record, 42 days, 8 hours, 34 minutes -- shattering the 36-year-old mark by nearly four days.
  • Auburn University announced that it will put a statue of Charles Barkley outside its basketball arena.
  • Men's Health says a Cornell University study found dieters shown a negative message about junk food like it's evil ate 39 percent more of it than people given a positive message like it's tasty.
  • They say it was Mariah Carey's spending that may have doomed her engagement to billionaire James Packer. Others say it was his jealousy over one of the dancers in her troupe. Either way, the engagement's officially over.
  • Most Republicans believe Russia is attempting to influence the U.S. presidential election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
  • A collection of personal items from the late Tupac Shakur is going up for sale -- including his passport for $57,000; a prison-inmate ID for $35,000; and a gold-crown pendant that he allegedly wore when he was shot, and that was dented by a bullet, for $125,000.
  • On Friday, a New Yorker received a dunning notice. The United States Treasury billed for money owed. The sum? Seven cents. It's been paid.
  • Quick election history from 1860. Illinois Sen. Stephen Douglas was to be the Democratic nominee. But, for a first in USA history, Democrats splintered in two. The North wanted Douglas. The South picked Kentucky's slavery advocate John Breckinridge. A who-knows-who coalition pushed Tennessee Sen. John Bell. The result? The fractious free-for-all elected Abraham Lincoln.


TODAY IS

DIY host and singer Vanilla Ice -- aka Robert Van Winkle -- has a Halloween birthday and turns 48 today.
  • Isn't it about time he went back to just plain old Robert Van Winkle?
  • He'll celebrate with a cake, topped with lots of icing-icing, baby.
  • I don't know which not to believe -- that he's a rapper or that he's 48.

King Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys is 50. By that age, shouldn't they at least be Beastie Men?

Rob Schneider turns 52 today. He started on SNL and then went on... well, let's just say he went on. As a personal favor, we won't mention any of his movies.

Director Peter Jackson turns 55 today.
  • Although directing all three "Lord of the Rings" movies make him feel like 90.
  • He needs to lose some weight. If you haven't seen him lately, he's got an awful lot of "middle earth" going on there.
  • He has a way of making movies that are Hobbit forming.
  • He plans a quiet night at home, just playing Dungeons and Dragons -- the solitaire edition.

Xavier Roberts, the father of "The Cabbage Patch" kids, turns 61 today. We never did know who the mother was... probably, by choice.

Jane Pauley turns 66 today. She used to host the "Today Show." Seems like Yesterday. No, wait, that was a different show.

Country singer and Texas author Kinky Friedman turns 72 today.

Dan Rather turns 85 today. He plans a quiet evening at home with Kenneth. (You'll have to look that one up.) He plans to go "trick or treating" as a newscaster.

All Hallows Eve -- Wonder what your neighbors will be passing out this Halloween? Hershey Foods did a telephone survey to find out everything you ever wondered about the spookiest holiday of the year. Typically, 73% of American households will hand out chocolate, followed by lollipops, hard candy, bubble gum and gummy candy. Plus:
  • 86% will participate in Halloween festivities
  • 81% of parents will take their kids trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods
  • 46% of all homes will carve a pumpkin
  • 44% will decorate their homes
  • 25% of adults will dress up in a costume
  • 21% will visit a haunted attraction
  • 20% will attend a Halloween party
  • 16% will visit a mall for trick-or-treating


Additionally, 75% of Americans will buy candy treats for Halloween, but only 68% will actually give them to the kids.

ON THIS DAY

It was on this date, back in 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church and the Reformation was born.
It was not only the beginning of the Reformation but day one of the no-nailing-things-on-the-church-door policy.
The church tried to settle out of court and move a few priests around, but no...
Since this began the reformation and resulted in the Lutheran church, I'm going to assume that 'theses" is Latin for "Casserole recipes."
It was a much more mature gesture than his first -- the 95 feces.

On this date in 1864, Nevada became our 36th U.S. state. What were the odds? I'm sure they knew. It was a gamble, but with Nevada, isn't it always?

In 1952, the U.S. set off the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands. At first, they denied it and blamed the dog.

On this date in 1956, streetcar services ended in Brooklyn. Up until that time, Rice-Aroni was the "Fugget About It Treat."

Also on this date in 1956, an American landed a plane at the South Pole for the very first time, in one of the worst time-share swaps in recorded history.

In 1959, former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald announced in Moscow that he would never return to the United States. If only he had kept his word.

On this date in 1982, Pope John Paul the second became the first pope to visit Spain. It rained while he was there, but the rain fell mainly on the plain.

Music Calendar...

In 1908 "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" by Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet is #1 on the charts.

In 1942 "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the charts.

In 1954 "This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney is #1 on the charts.

In 1958 The Flamingos record "I Only Have Eyes For You."

In 1964 Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan onstage for three duets at a concert in New York.

In 1964 "Ringo" by Lorne Greene enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "Baby Love" by the Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" LP hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1965 Wayne Fontana leaves the Mindbenders.

In 1967 The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is sentenced to 6 months on drug charges.

In 1968 Linda Eastman moves to the UK to be with Paul McCartney.

In 1970 Michelle Phillips (Mamas & Papas) weds actor Dennis Hopper. The union would only last 8 days.

In 1970 Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter" hits the Country charts.

In 1970 "No Matter What" by Badfinger enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Curtis Mayfield receives a gold record for the single "Freddie's Dead" from the film "Superfly."

In 1975 The Marshall Tucker Band plays a benefit in Atlanta for the presidential candidacy of Jimmy Carter.

In 1975 Queen's single "Bohemian Rhapsody" is released.

In 1980 Paul McCartney reunites with former Beatles producer George Martin for the first time in 8 years to work on a film project.

In 1980 Cheap Trick performs on ABC-TV's "Fridays."

In 1981 At the Los Angeles Sports arena, Clarence Clemmons releases Bruce Springsteen from a coffin for a 4-hour jam session.

In 1981 "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Paul McCartney's "Pipes of Peace" album is released.

In 1984 The singles "Like A Virgin" by Madonna and "Born In The U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen are both released.

In 1984 "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean is certified gold.

In 1987 "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 At her Halloween party, Debbie Gibson holds a seance to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious.

In 1988 The albums "It's Only Rock And Roll" by the Rolling Stones and "Live "Bootleg" by Aerosmith are both certified gold.

In 1989 Grateful Dead's last studio album, "Built To Last," is released.

In 1990 Billy Idol dumps 600 dead fish on opening act Faith No More, who are later greeted by four pigs and a goat in their dressing room.

In 1993 Tupac Shakur is arrested for allegedly shooting two off-duty Atlanta police officers during a late-night argument.

In 1995 James Brown is arrested and charged with domestic violence after his wife accused him of beating her at their Aiken, SC, home.

In 1995 Paula Abdul receives a gold album for "Head Over Heels."

In 1996 Porno For Pyros' Halloween concert is broadcast live over the web from the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

In 1996 Jewel's single "You Were Meant For Me" is released.

In 1997 A concert by the Cure is webcast from New York's Irving Plaza over the Rocktropolis website.

In 1997 Ozzy Osbourne's album "The Ozzman Cometh" is released.

In 1997 Fiona Apple's "Tidal" album is certified double platinum.

In 1998 Kiss begins its Psycho Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles, with opening act the Smashing Pumpkins.

In 2000 U2's album "All That You Can't Leave Behind" is released.

In 2001 After recovering from the flu, Britney Spears begins her North American tour in Washington, DC.

Today In History...

In 1517 Martin Luther begins the Protestant Reformation in Germany when he posts the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church.

In 1864 Nevada becomes the 36th U.S. state.

In 1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy.

In 1926 Erich Weiss, better known as Magician Harry Houdini, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.

In 1938 Orson Welles expresses "deep regret and bewilderment" on the day after his "War Of The Worlds" program panicked listeners.

In 1941 A German submarine torpedoes U.S. Navy destroyer "Ruben James" off the coast of Iceland killing 115. It was the first American warship to sink during World War II, even though the U.S. had not yet entered the conflict.

In 1952 The U.S. set off the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands.

In 1955 Britain's Princess Margaret ends weeks of speculation by announcing she would not marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend.

In 1956 Brooklyn, New York, ends streetcar service.

In 1956 Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek is the first American to land an airplane at South Pole.

In 1959 A former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX, Lee Harvey Oswald, announces in Moscow he will never return to United States.

In 1967 Nguyen Vna Thieu takes the oath as the first president of South Vietnam's second republic.

In 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations.

In 1980 Julian Nott sets the world hot-air balloon altitude record at 55,900 feet.

In 1982 Pope John Paul II is the first pontiff to visit Spain.

In 1984 Indian Leader, Indira Ghandi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, is sworn in as Prime Minister.

In 1985 The president of El Salvador, Jose Napoleon Duarte, meets with President Reagan during a U.S. tour.

In 1986 American mercenary Eugene Hasenfus, captured by Nicaraguan forces, refuses to make a statement before a revolutionary tribunal trying him on charges he'd supplied arms to U.S.-backed Contra rebels.

In 1988 In Lebanon, the kidnappers of Terry Anderson release a videotape in which the AP correspondent read a statement accusing the Reagan administration of block his release. Anderson was freed in December 1991.

In 1989 President Bush announces he and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev would hold an early December summit aboard ships in the Mediterranean near Malta.

In 1991 Theatrical producer Joseph Papp dies in New York at age 70.

In 1992 Pope John Paul II formally proclaims that Roman Catholic Church had erred in condemning the astronomer Galileo for holding that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

In 1993 Actor River Phoenix dies of a drug overdose at age 23.

In 1993 Movie director Federico Fellini died in Rome at age 73.

In 1994 An American Eagle ATR-72, en route from Indianapolis to Chicago, plunges into northern Indiana farm field in driving rain, killing all 68 people on board.

In 1995 Presidents Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia, Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia arrive in Dayton, Ohio, for peace talks.

In 1995 After the secession referendum is defeated, Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau said he would resign.

In 1996 Brazilian jetliner Flight 402 crashes into a residential neighborhood in Sao Paulo shortly after takeoff, killing all 95 people on board.

In 1996 In Pontiac, MI, Dr. Jack Kevorkian is charged with assisting three suicides since June 1996 (he was later acquitted).

In 1998 Iraq bars UN weapons inspectors from monitoring sites.

In 1998 A genetic study is released suggesting President Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child by his slave Sally Hemings.

In 1998 Iraq announces it would cut off all dealings with UN weapons inspectors, a move condemned by the Security Council.

In 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes off the Massachusetts coast, killing all 217 people aboard.

In 2000 A Los Angeles-bound Singapore Airlines jumbo jet went down the wrong runway in Taipei, Taiwan, slamming into construction equipment and bursting into flames, killing 83 of the 179 people aboard.

In 2000 American astronaut Bill Shepherd and two Russian cosmonauts blast into orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket on a quest to become the first residents of the international space station.

In 2001 New York hospital worker Kathy T. Nguyen dies of inhalation anthrax, the fourth person to do so in a wave of bioterrorism.

In 2001 Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson pleads guilty in Los Angeles to the attempted murder of police officers (she was later sentenced to 20 years to life in prison).

In 2003 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is sworn in as Malaysian prime minister, ending Mahathir Mohamad's 22-year reign.

In 2016 All Hallows Eve (you know, Halloween).

In 2016 National UNICEF Day.

Born On This Day...

In 1937 Singer, Norman Wright (Del Vikings) [d: 4-23-10]

In 1705 Pope Clement XIV (1769-1774)

In 1740 Statesman, William Paca (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1795 English poet/publisher, John Keats

In 1801 Educator, Theodore Woolsey (Yale University president 1846-71)

In 1802 Inventor, Benoit Fourneyron (water turbine)

In 1815 German mathematician, Karl Weierstrass (theory of functions)

In 1828 English scientist, Joseph Wilson Swan (dry photographic plate)

In 1860 Philanthropist, Juliette Gordon Low (founded Girl Scouts of America)

In 1860 Congressman, Andrew Volstead (father of the U.S. dry law)

In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Edward Delahanty

In 1887 Chinese statesman, Chiang Kai-shek (first Chinese president)

In 1888 Explorer, Sir George Hubert Wilkins (polar research)

In 1897 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wilbur "Pete" Henry (Giants)

In 1900 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Cal Hubbard [d: 10-17-77]

In 1900 Singer, Ethel Waters (Stormy Weather, Dinah) [d: 9-1-77]

In 1902 Actor, Eduard Franz (Senor Gregorio Verdugo-Zorro) [d: 2-10-83]

In 1902 Auto racer, Wilbur Shaw (3-time Indy winner) [d: 10-20-54]

In 1912 Actress/singer, Dale Evans (wrote Happy Trials) [d: 2-7-01]

In 1917 Historian, William Hardy McNeill (The Rise of the West) [d: 7-8-16]

In 1918 Former Attorney General, Griffin Bell [d: 1-5-09]

In 1922 Actress, Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie-Dallas) [d: 8-8-05]

In 1928 Movie critic, Andrew Sarris (Village Voice) [d: 6-20-12]

In 1929 Actress, Lee Grant (Shampoo, Peyton Place) (87)

In 1930 Astronaut, Michael Collins (Gemini X, Apollo XI) (86)

In 1931 Broadcast journalist, Dan Rather (60 Minutes, CBS Evening News) (85)

In 1934 Actor, Norman Beaton (Desmonds) [d: 12-13-94]

In 1936 Actor/director, Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House) [d: 7-1-91]

In 1937 Folk singer, Tom Paxton (Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues) (79)

In 1939 Drummer, John Guerin (The Byrds) [d: 1-5-04]

In 1941 U.S. basketball player, Lucas Jackson (Olympic-Gold-1964) (75)

In 1942 Actor, David Ogden Stiers (Dr. Charles Winchester-M*A*S*H) (74)

In 1943 Actor, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Interview With A Vampire) (73)

In 1944 Country rocker, Kinky Friedman (Ride 'em Jewboy) (72)

In 1944 Actress, Sally Kirkland (Anna, Private Benjamin) (72)

In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Russell Ballard (Argent) (69)

In 1947 U.S. marathon runner, Frank Shorter (Olympic-Gold-1972) (69)

In 1948 Actress, Deidre Hall (Days Of Our Lives, Our House) (68)

In 1948 Former baseball player, Mickey Rivers (Yankees, Orioles) (68)

In 1949 Drummer, Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp) (67)

In 1949 Astronaut, Terrence W. Wilcutt (67)

In 1950 Actor, John Candy (Stripes, Summer Rental, Splash) [d: 3-4-94]

In 1950 Broadcast journalist, Jane Pauley (Today, Dateline NBC) (66)

In 1951 Actress, Lynda Goodfriend (Lori Beth-Happy Days) (65)

In 1952 Bassist, Bernard Edwards (Chic, Power Station) [d: 4-18-96]

In 1953 Former basketball player/coach, John Lucas (Rockets, Bucks) (63)

In 1955 Designer, Xavier Roberts (Cabbage Patch Kids) (61)

In 1956 Bassist, Tony Bowers (Simply Red) (60)

In 1961 U.S. relay runner, Alonzo Babers (Olympic-Gold-1984) (55)

In 1961 Director, Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) (55)

In 1961 Drummer, Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) (55)

In 1963 Drummer, Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) (53)

In 1963 Guitarist/songwriter, Johnny Marr (The Smiths) (53)

In 1963 Baseball player, Frederick McGiff (53)

In 1963 Actor, Dermot Mulroney (Young Guns, My Best Friend's Wedding) (53)

In 1964 Actor, Rob Schneider (SNL, Judge Dredd, Men Behaving Badly) (52)

In 1964 Guitarist, Thomas Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon) (52)

In 1964 Country singer, Darryl Worley (52)

In 1965 Singer, Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) (51)

In 1965 Basketball player, Theodore "Blue" Edwards (51)

In 1966 Rap singer, King Ad-Rock [Adam Horowitz] (Beastie Boys) (50)

In 1968 Rap singer, Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle] (Ice Ice Baby) (48)

In 1969 Actor, Mike O'Malley (Jimmy Hughes-Yes Dear) (47)

In 1970 Singer, Linn Berggren (Ace of Base) (46)

In 1970 Actor, Nolan North (Port Charles, Angel) (46)

In 1977 Actress, Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Samaire Armstrong (Not Another Teen Movie) (36)

In 1980 Actor, Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie) (36)

In 1981 Actor, Scott Clifton (Dillon-General Hospital) (35)

YOUR SIGN PICKS YOUR COSTUME

What kind of costume is best for you according to your astrological sign?
  • Aries: Dress as a celebrity athlete, musician, or entertainer, underscoring your natural desire to stand out.
  • Taurus: Emphasize comfort over appearance. Paint a simple vampire face, and throw on a cape. Keep it simple.
  • Gemini: You want to shock people. Your costume will be over the top. Stay out of conservative neighborhoods. You tend to push the limits of good taste with a super sexy costume.
  • Cancer: You should reflect the crab's shell. A knight in shining armor or a warrior or princess in full battle array will fit you fine.
  • Leo: You love to dress as royalty. A princess, King, Queen or member of the royal court is your style. The perfect costume is that of the King of the Jungle.
  • Virgo: You are picky about your costume because of your critical nature. But the costume that every Virgo wins with is the vampire nurse or doctor. It combines your love of science with Halloween's scary side.
  • Libra: Your costume involves a partner. Who will be Marc Anthony to your Cleopatra? Who will be a cowboy to your Indian? A Batman to your Robin? Find someone now to share your night of spirit revelry.
  • Scorpio loves a mysterious costume that leaves others wondering. Dressing as a ninja--covered in black with a mask--hides both face and figure. Keeping everyone guessing makes the Scorpio's Halloween complete.
  • Sagittarius likes to keep everyone wondering about their good/bad nature. Look for Sagittarians to wear a sexy devil or angel costume and to have the most fun leading others into temptation.
  • Capricorn: play out your fantasies of status. Look for Goats dressed as Popes, Presidents or Elvis. Capricorn loves to strut their stuff with authority, so have a good treat for any Goats who knock on your door.
  • Aquarius: best represented with science fiction costumes. The Bride of Frankenstein best personifies the nature of Aquarius--electric, sexy and terrifying to tangle with.
  • Pisces: loves Halloween as members of this sign finally get to dress up as the victim they imagine themselves to be every day. Blood and guts, hatchets, even the old arrow through the head helps Pisces scare away Halloween spirits.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME REVEALS PERSONALITY

According to Dr. Elayne Kahn your Halloween costume reveals a lot about one's personality:

Witches
Enchanting people, take control in romantic situations. Always honest about their feelings.

Politicians
Suspicious of authority. Judge people by their actions, not by their words. Opinionated.

Movie Stars
Concerned about reputation, success. Enjoy being the center of attention. Socially active.

Clowns
Sensitive to others emotions, self-assured, can laugh at themselves.

Aliens
Often have a hard time understanding people's intentions.

Monsters
Appear calm, but they're hiding internal turmoil. Have difficulty expressing themselves.

No Costume
You're afraid of criticism. Uptight, you have a hard time letting go. Underneath it all, you have an intense need to be accepted.

THINGS THAT SOUND DIRTY ON HALLOWEEN BUT AREN'T

  • She's a goblin!
  • I'd like to get a little somethin' in the sack tonight.
  • Just get on your hands and knees and bob your head.
  • She's got a couple of nice pumpkins on her porch.
  • If you just lick it, it will last longer.
  • Let me see your big sack.
  • Can I eat your zagnuts?
  • Have your mom check it before you put it in your mouth.
  • You scared me stiff!
  • He's got candy spread out on the living room floor!

HALLOWEEN CANDY REVEALS PERSONALITY


Did you know that the kind of Halloween candy you give out is a reflection onto yourself. It is true, here is a few of the different personality traits related to your candy.

  • Loose Change -- These people tend to be procrastinators. The fact they answer the door instead of pretending not to be there for trick- or-treaters is a sign of their Genuine interest in people and loyalty to friends.

  • Candy Corn, Orange Colored Marshmallow, Puff "Peanuts," etc. -- You know how to pinch every last penny out of a dollar. You prefer spending your money on you, not someone you will never see again.

  • M&M's/Snickers/Milky Way -- Right off the top, you're cool. Quality over quantity is the name of the game with you. You love a great party, are conscious and considerate of others. Likely to be a natural leader. Positive and upbeat on the outside even if your innards are tied in knots.

  • Skittles/Reese's Pieces -- You're up on trends and fashion. You know what's hot and what's not. If older than 35, very likely to have children at home. A little different than the average bear but in a quirky way. You often feel out of place but you cover it well and no one has ever noticed.

  • Other name brand candy -- You like to mix things up a bit. You hate surprises -- but love to surprise others. Most likely, you bought a candy that you happen to enjoy rather than a candy that's popular with kids. This group is the most likely to be overweight.

PUMPKIN POINTERS


Woman's Day got some Halloween help from Janet Sobesky.
Pumpkin Pointers:
  • Prolong a carved pumpkin's life by lathering the inside of the shell and cut areas with petroleum jelly.
  • For easy cleanup, set the pumpkin on several layers of newspaper before carving.
  • Avoid cutting mouths that are large open spaces or very long horizontally. They weaken the pumpkin at the bottom and can make it collapse.
  • To prevent a fire hazard, use battery-operated candles to light the pumpkin.
  • Small children can make jack-o'-lantern faces by attaching vegetables, fruit or candy with toothpicks instead of cutting. Try cucumber or squash slices for eyes, a green bean for the nose and candy corn for teeth.

Outdoor Decorations:
  • Make streamers by cutting a plastic garbage bag into strips (cut just a few inches above the bottom of the bag so streamers stay together). Hang them from the porch.
  • Stuff an old shirt and pants to make a scarecrow body. Set on a chair and top with a plastic pumpkin for a head.
  • Fill a large jar with vampire fans and red water (use food coloring). Put it on the porch with fake spiders and bats.
  • Tie cornstalks from a garden center or farm stand to porch columns or the door frame. Put pumpkins and large gourds around the edges of the porch.
  • Put green or red bulbs in your porch lights to create an eerie glow.

Trick-Or-Treating
  • Give each child a flashlight.
  • Make sure treat bags are sturdy and easy to carry. Take along some extra bags in case one breaks.
  • Keep kids on sidewalks and walkways. Don't cut across yards: Lawn ornaments and hidden sprinklers can cause injuries.
  • Make it a rule that treats are not to be eaten until after trick-or-treating. This gives you a chance to inspect everything and discard anything that looks suspicious.
  • Alternatives to candy: Give small treats, such as stickers, plastic figures, books, cards, and bookmarks. Put the items in a bag, shallow bowl and let each child pick one or two.



TRICKS FOR DEALING WITH TREATS

Woman's Day offers these five tricks for dealing with all those treats your kids will bring home this Halloween:

Focus on the fun, not the food.
Create cool costumes, decorate the house, carve a pumpkin. by celebrating Halloween in other ways, kids are less likely to fixate on the sugar rush.

Don't get a head start.
Buy treats at the last minute. The longer candy meant for trick-or-treaters sits around the house, the greater the chance your kids or you will nosh on it.

Be different.
You're not a spoilsport if you choose to give out healthy treats such as mini bags of pretzels or popcorn. Or opt for stickers, rings or toys.

Have a sweet strategy.
When the loot comes home, go through it with your child and dispose of any homemade treats, or treats you don't want him to eat. Then decide on a sensible number of pieces he can have daily.

Over and out.
Set a deadline when remaining candy will be thrown out. This makes kids more likely to choose carefully. After a few weeks, the novelty has worn off anyway, and they'll never miss it.

NAME THAT YEAR


(1959)
  • It's the first movie to open simultaneously in major cities on the same day. The end of the world saga, "On The Beach."
  • Louisiana Halfback Billy Cannon wins the Heisman Trophy.
  • Twelve nations agree on scientific. peaceful use of Antarctica.
  • Guy Mitchell has a #1 hit with "Heartaches By The Number."

(1964)
  • Lockheed's spy plane, the SR71 sets a new speed record, 3530 kph.
  • Shocking news out of California as superstar Sam Cooke loses his life.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King is announced as the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • The Supremes have a hit with "Come See About Me."

(1966)
  • Baseball experts still call it one of the worse trades ever... Roger Maris to St. Louis, for Charlie Smith.
  • Young and old mourn the loss of Walt Disney at age 65.
  • Dean Martin stars in a spy spoof as Matt Helm in "Murderers Row" with Ann Margaret.
  • Both Frank and Nancy Sinatra have top ten hits with "That's Life" and "Sugar Town."

(1969)
  • Movie star Judy Garland dies of a drug overdose at age 48.
  • The Beatles play free, publicly for the last time, atop the roof at the Apple Records Building in London. It's filmed, and ends up as part of the movie "Let It Be."
  • Boxing champ to be Roy Jones Jr. is born.
  • Pretty good baseball Hall Of Fame inductees that year, Roy Campanella and Stan Musial.
  • Joe Namath guarantees it, and football's New York Jets pull it off, a victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
  • The storied career of Jim Morrison and the Doors nears the end with their third and final top five certified million seller, "Touch Me."

(1970)
  • Shepard, Mitchell, and Roosa blast off in Apollo XIV, the first U.S. moon mission since the ill-fated Apollo XIII.
  • Archie Bunker was TV's new shocker, as "All In The Family" premiered on CBS-TV.
  • Diana Ross marries Robert Silberstein, John Lennon meets Yoko's parents in Japan, and Marvin Gaye sings the national anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami.
  • The Fifth Dimension hits #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart with their platinum seller written by Burt Bacharach, "One Less Bell To Answer."

(1981)
  • Singer, Justin Timberlake ('N Sync) was born.
  • The first successful "mammal cloning" takes place when scientists duplicate three mice.
  • The FDA approved the extended wear contact lenses.
  • "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV.
  • Yoko Ono appears on the cover of People magazine.

(1983)
  • The "Doonesbury" comic strip, with 65 million readers, takes a vacation when creator Gary Trudeau gives the characters 20 months to "grow-up."
  • The musical play "Annie," based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, closes on Broadway after 2,377 performances.
  • The final episode of "M*A*S*H" is filmed in on Stage 9 in Century City, California.
  • The "A-Team" premieres on NBC-TV.
  • Prince's album "1999" is certified gold.

(1985)
  • Playboy announces its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models would end as the magazine decided to switch to binding.
  • A freeze damages 90% of Florida's citrus crops.
  • The space shuttle Discovery is launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on the first secret, all-military shuttle mission.
  • MTV's second network, Video Hits 1 (VH-1) is launched.
  • Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his left arm, a few days after a New Year's eve car crash.

(1990)
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends the day above 2,800 for the first time, at 2,810.15.
  • The space shuttle Columbia is launched on a 10-day mission that included the retrieval of a drifting scientific satellite.
  • A computer problem disrupts AT&T's long-distance service for about nine hours, keeping millions of calls from being completed.
  • The 101st Congress convenes its second session, facing an agenda that included clean air legislation and deficit reduction.
  • Aerosmith's album "Pump" goes double platinum.

(1996)

  • One of the biggest blizzards in U.S. history paralyzes the East.
  • The space shuttle Endeavour blasts off on a 9-day mission.
  • President Clinton paid a visit to American forces in Bosnia, praising the troops as "warriors for peace."
  • First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is subpoenaed by the Whitewater special prosecutor to testify before a grand jury.
  • Kris Kross releases the album "Young, Rich & Dangerous.

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GSA Auctions Trailers, Tractors and Manuf. Housing Update

10/28/2016 05:14 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: MN    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 03:14 PM CT.

  ONE TID-213. UNIT IS A GENERATOR 60KW, FERMONT, TRAILER MOUNTED. MODEL MEP006A, 6 CYLINDER ALLIS CHALMERS DIESEL MOTOR, 3 PHASE, 60 HERTZ, 6478 POUNDS. 636.9 HOURS. WILL NOT START. MAY NEED TO REPLACE GLOW PLUGS AND OR INJECTORS. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6257MN12
10/28/2016 04:10 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 02:10 PM CT.
1986 TURTLE MOUNTAIN MFG M149A2 TRAILER: s/n BPH09GK-4363, NO other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362512531
10/28/2016 04:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 02:00 PM CT.
1986 AERO WELDING INC 941A2 TRAILER: s/n 449, NO other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362512530
10/28/2016 03:50 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:50 PM CT.
1986 TURTLE MOUNTAIN MFG M149A2 TRAILER: s/n PH09LZ-4759, NO other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362512529
10/28/2016 03:40 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:40 PM CT.
1986 KOGEN INC 941A2 OTHER TRAILER: s/n 86L658-367, NO other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362512528
10/28/2016 03:30 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:30 PM CT.
1967 CASE MASTTERS BODY, M149A TRAILER: s/n 3744, NO other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362511907
10/28/2016 03:20 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:20 PM CT.
1967 WING M149A TRAILER: s/n PH02CY-M149-1041. NO other information is available. Bidders are cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362511906
10/28/2016 03:12 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:12 PM CT.
2006 Gulfstream Cavalier, travel trailer, BC:1105863, 24 ft, SN:1NL1GTR2361073592. (70525362592708) Usable but needs tires 70525362592708
10/28/2016 03:10 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:10 PM CT.
1954 WING TRAILER: No other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362511903
10/28/2016 03:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 01:00 PM CT.

1954 3COM TRAILER: s/n 1234, repairs are likely required. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. BAR CODE: 9437W 70525362511902

Restrictions begin Oct. 31 on State Route 260 to accommodate roundabout construction near Interstate 17




Travel restrictions and lane closures will begin Monday, Oct. 31, for both east- and westbound travel on State Route 260 as construction begins on the SR 260 roundabout at Industrial Drive in Camp Verde (milepost 218 to 219) just east of the Interstate 17 junction. 

Lane and travel restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day and will be maintained until late February, 2017. A 10-foot-wide load restriction will also be in place during operations.

The completed roundabout will keep traffic flowing smoothly in all directions as well as in and out of businesses. At present, traffic on Industrial Drive can only make right turns onto SR 260, while those on SR 260 can wait in long left-turn bays to get to businesses or turn around.
For more information on this project, please call Coralie Cole, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 602.501.4899or email at ccole@azdot.gov

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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Major work complete on Loop 101 widening project in East Valley


Project has added new lanes, other safety advances to aid commuters


PHOENIX – Major work is complete on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $73 million Loop 101 widening project in the East Valley.
Although final work and some lane restrictions can be expected over the next month, the last scheduled full closure for the project occurred last weekend to allow crews to add permanent lane stripes and complete bridge deck-joint improvements along northbound Loop 101 north of Chaparral Road.
Crews have finished resetting the freeway’s speed limit to 65 mph between Shea Boulevard and the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway). For safety’s sake, the work zone speed limit had been lowered to 55 mph.
ADOT’s 11-mile-long project, which began in August 2014, has widened Loop 101 from four to five travel lanes in each direction, including the existing HOV lanes. Crews also realigned ramps and added new merge lanes between major interchanges to provide more room for drivers to enter or exit the freeway.
Other major Loop 101 improvements include:
·         Drainage system upgrades
·         A new layer of smooth, durable rubberized asphalt across all travel lanes
·         New overhead message signs to advise drivers of traffic conditions or incidents
·         New freeway signs and center median pole-mounted LED lighting
·         Closed-circuit digital traffic cameras for tracking traffic conditions
·         New or updated landscaping, including hundreds of salvaged plants and cactuses
The project’s schedule was set in advance of the start of construction to avoid conflicts with major events in the Scottsdale area and the Phoenix region. For example, freeway and ramp closures were not allowed when Super Bowl events, Cactus League baseball and the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament were taking place.
ADOT project staff shared information with local residents and businesses, and met regularly with representatives from the city of Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to discuss the Loop 101 project’s scheduled work, traffic restrictions and planned detour routes.
Crews are now scheduled to complete other work, including drainage system improvements and the installation of Americans with Disabilities Act-sanctioned wheelchair ramps along local cross-street sidewalks, in November.

The Loop 101 Improvement Project is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan approved by county voters in 2004. Funding sources include a countywide half-cent sales tax for transportation projects and the MAG region’s share of state and federal highway funds.

Plan for closures of Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) in Mesa for lane striping




Drivers can use McDowell Road while freeway work is underway


The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled final lane striping on the Loop 202 in Mesa over the next two weekends. Drivers should allow extra travel time and plan to use McDowell Road as a detour while the following closures are in place:

  • Eastbound Loop 202 will be closed between Gilbert and McDowell roads from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
  • Westbound Loop 202 is scheduled be closed between Power and Gilbert roads from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, to 5 a.m.Monday, Nov. 7.

 As always, construction schedules are subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511, except while driving. Questions or comments? Contact the ADOT Project Information Line at (855) 712-8530 or emailProjects@azdot.gov

Got five minutes? You can help shape ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan


Interactive online survey available until Nov. 11 lets you rank what’s most important
Got five minutes? That’s all it takes to get involved and help shape the future of transportation in Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is in the process of updating our Long-Range Transportation Plan, also known as “What Moves You Arizona.” This allows us to look ahead 25 years and plan for transportation needs throughout our state. It also helps us determine how we distribute funding to balance the many needs of our state highway system.


That’s where you come in. We’ve created an easy and engaging interactive online survey, so you can tell us what’s most important to you when it comes to how we travel to get to work, school, appointments, activities and so much more.
The survey is available at whatmovesyouarizona.metroquest.com. It can be completed on a computer, smartphone or tablet. A Spanish-language version of the survey is also available via the link.
The survey gives you the opportunity to rank six transportation priorities: preservation, expansion, safety, technology, accessibility, and maintenance and operations. You get a budget and determine how much of it you’d allocate for each priority. Then you’ll decide tradeoff scenarios that further define your priorities. It’s that simple.
Take the survey today and then share the link with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues! This five-minute survey will help guide a 25-year Long-Range Plan. ADOT will summarize and share the results of the survey and will have an updated plan in place in early 2017.
ADOT’s Long-Range Plan is updated every five years and is not project-specific. It’s up to the public, policymakers and communities to tell ADOT what’s important to them throughout the long-range planning process and to prioritize projects and funding.
For more information, visit our project website at azdot.gov/whatmovesyouarizona.

Weekend Travel Advisory


October 28-31, 2016

Drivers should be aware of the following restrictions this weekend:
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Gilbert Road and McDowell Road (southeast of Power Road) from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m.Monday
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday
  • Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to southbound State Route 85 closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 
 View the Weekend Travel Advisory map in PDF format or visit our site for a complete listing of restrictions for this weekend.

ADOT adjusts times of full closures of SR 77 for rock blasting operations


Overnight closures between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. begin Sunday, Nov. 6


Motorists traveling on State Route 77 south of Globe will encounter full closures of the highway beginning and ending earlier than previous closures for a rock removal project in the Dripping Springs area.

There will be no full closures of SR 77 next week, but closures between mileposts 154 and 161 will resume the week ofNov. 6 and continue Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. through late January 2017.

Daytime flagging operations will continue daily in the project area Monday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 3 and motorists should plan for 15 minute delays.

When full closures for blasting operations resume Sunday, Nov. 6, motorists can use State Route 177 and US 60 to get around the closure. The detour adds approximately one hour to travel times.

After full nighttime closures resume, the daytime flagging operations will continue as well through late January 2017.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at1.520.705.3574 or email at crevere@azdot.gov.

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update


Bell Road remains closed until Nov. 22* between 134th Avenue and West Point Parkway. Area businesses are open during construction and accessible beyond the “Road Closed – Local Traffic Only” signage.
Allow plenty of time and observe all traffic control signs and barricades. The project team appreciates your continued patience. If you have questions or concerns, please call the project hotline at 855.712.8530 and press option #1 or email bellandgrandinfo@azdot.gov.
Weekly Update #40—Week of Oct. 31, 2016
Bell Road closure detour route is from Bell Road to Dysart to Greenway to Litchfield roads.
Current Activities
View the weekly construction photos and additional information on the project website.
Full closures scheduled on Grand Avenue:
  • US 60 (Grand Avenue) closed in both directions between Dysart and Litchfield roads from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, to paint the Bell Road bridge. Traffic will be detoured at Dysart and Litchfield roads.
  • US 60 (Grand Avenue) closed in both directions between Dysart and Litchfield roads from 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, to paint the Bell Road bridge. Traffic will be detoured at Dysart and Litchfield roads.  
Work continues on the following:
  • Installation of barrier and lighting on new bridge.
  • Paving the east side of the new bridge.
  • Building the new median ramps from Grand Avenue to Bell Road.
City, county, and state law enforcement will be patrolling the area. Please obey all traffic signage and posted speed limits. 
The Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project is using the design-build contracting method, which provides flexibility while the contractor’s designers work side-by-side with the construction team to deliver an improved connection between the two roadways. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.
To reduce the length of the project and overall impacts of construction, ADOT has worked with the city of Surprise and local businesses to schedule a full closure of Bell Road near Grand Avenue. This will allow for reconstruction of Bell Road as an overpass at Grand Avenue and the parallel railroad tracks, providing a significant improvement for future traffic flow.
*Nov. 22 is the target date for the reopening of Bell Road. As with any construction project weather and other unforeseen factors can impact completion dates.  
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