News Update – August 14

Industry News for August 14, 2015

Henry Darwin Leaves ADEQ to Work on Governor Ducey’s Staff 

Governor Doug Ducey recently announced that Ted Vogt, his chief of operations, will be leaving the administration to work in the private sector.  Former ADEQ Director Henry Darwin will replace Vogt in the chief of operations position.  ADEQ’s former Deputy Director Misael Cabrera will be appointed as the new ADEQ Director.  According to the Governor’s website, these changes will occur by the end of August.  

Read more here.

  • APMA Executive Director’s New Addition 

We are excited to announce that Annabelle Amelia Gray was born on Friday, July 24 at 4:18 pm.  Click here for announcement and photo.  Big Brother Jackson (now 2.5 years old) is taking to his new role  admirably.

    • US 60 East of Superior to close briefly for blasting operations on Wednesday, August 19.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 a full closure of US 60 for up to 90 minutes from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 19.

      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.

      ADOT anticipates the highway will be closed at least once per week for blasting for up to three months. As blasting continues there will be a lesser impact on traffic and delays will be reduced.

      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.