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ADOT: Dust warning system worked well during August storm


November 15, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new high-tech system to detect dust and alert drivers on a dangerous stretch of Interstate 10 in the southern Arizona desert didn't get much of a workout during this year's meager monsoon, but officials say it worked well during one storm when traffic slowed significantly in response to warnings.

The $72 million warning system along 10 miles (16 kilometers) of I-10 in the Eloy area of Pinal County between Phoenix and Tucson includes sensors and overhead electronic message boards that display alerts about blowing dust and tell drivers to slow down.

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