PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is conducting "pavement improvement projects" along Valley freeways and drivers are frustrated. The project is to fix the nasty potholes that have again popped up on various freeways in the Valley.
It all started on Sunday night on the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway in the westbound lanes between the Loop 101 and Interstate 10. ADOT informed drivers of the rolling closures on the freeway via social media. But it only leading to comments like this one that said, "Wouldn't it have been more helpful to tweet this information earlier in the day rather than after it had started and traffic was at a standstill?"
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ADOT's response was only this that said, "We apologize for the short notice. We just got this information from our crews when we posted it."
Then on Monday night, it was the same situation on the eastbound Loop 202 Red Mountain. Again, ADOT put out a tweet about the rolling closures at 10 p.m., and again, drivers were caught in a traffic mess and weren't happy. ADOT didn't really have an answer.
We reached out to ADOT to try and figure out what was going on. No one was available to speak with us on camera but did send us this statement.
"Restricting traffic on freeways in order to improve conditions is never easy and we apologize for the inconvenience. In this case the work and the rolling closures are done during overnight hours when traffic is lighter. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to track overnight work and impacts on traffic."