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News Update – September 11

Industry News Update for September 11, 2015

Governor Ducey Declares September We Card Awareness Month

On August 27, Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation declaring September as We Card Awareness Month in Arizona.  The “We Card” Program is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month.  Read more in the Fall edition of the APMA Fuel Monitor magazine, hitting mailboxes next week.

Weights and Measures Announces Stage II Protocol Calls 

Weights and Measures will host 3 conference calls to review the requirements for decommissioning at the following dates and times:

September 29, 2015,      1:00 p.m.

October 8, 2015,            10:00 a.m.

October 20, 2015            3:00 p.m.

To participate in the conference call, dial 1-720-279-0026 or toll free 1-877-820-7831 and enter the passcode 728817.

Check out the W&M website for more information.


PMAA Weekly Review

EIA This Week in Petroleum

Arizona News: 

    • US 60 East of Superior to close briefly for blasting operations on Sept. 15-17.Motorists should plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues blasting work as part of an improvement project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior.The construction of the two-mile-long climbing lane from Devil’s Canyon to Oak Flat (mileposts 231-233) will require five separate full closures of US 60 for up to 90 minutes:
      • Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
      • Thursday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Traffic on eastbound US 60 will be stopped east of Superior (milepost 227) and westbound US 60 will be stopped at the Top of the World, west of Miami (milepost 235) until the blasting work is completed and the roadway is reopened after all debris is cleared. Law enforcement officers will be stationed at each closure to assist with traffic control.

Motorists seeking an alternate route can consider state routes 77 and 177, which is approximately 68 miles long.  Motorists heading to the White Mountains region including Show Low and Springerville can also take state route 87b through Payson and travel east on state route 260 as an alternative.

The $8.8 million safety improvement project will make it easier for motorists to pass large trucks and slow-moving vehicles whose speed drops because of the sustained grades along this stretch of highway from Devil’s Canyon to the Oak Flat area.

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