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ADOT gets almost $1M to improve work zone safety on Arizona roads

The Arizona Department of Transportation has been awarded $970,000 in federal grant money to help improve work zone safety.

ADOT’s grant is one of 10 being awarded across the country under a Federal Highway Administration program dedicated to “encourage the use of innovative transportation tools and technologies.”

According to the federal agency, ADOT, together with Maricopa County, will use the money to deploy the smart tech necessary to make it possible “to share real-time data from active construction areas.” The goal is to “improve agency monitoring processes, enhance safety for workers, and improve traveler information tools.”

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Jill Ryan joined KJZZ in 2020 as a morning reporter, and she is currently a field correspondent and Morning Edition producer.