Meet Detective ARAN

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​Meet Detective ARAN

Detective ARAN is collecting evidence of road conditions to plan pavement preservation treatments to help keep Phoenix streets in good repair.

ARAN stands for Automated Road Analyzer. This high-tech vehicle is equipped with cameras and software to collect, categorize and assess road quality. Using a high-speed profiler, it evaluates roughness, smoothness, cracking and rutting as it travels along with the flow of traffic.

ARAN delivers roadway information to our city experts using video, still-photo images, GPS locations and precise measurements of pavement condition.

All of this information and more is used to schedule roadway repairs based on objective scientific data to ensure roads are proactively and equitably maintained based on need.

Phoenix is paving more than ever before! This data-driven approach, coupled with community input, helped prioritize which streets would be treated through the Council-approved Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program. Through this program, a record number of street miles were treated in 2019 and 2020.

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ARAN helps use taxpayer money more efficiently and equitably to maintain and improve the overall road network.

There is no need to restrict public access to roads during data collection and assessment. ARAN travels along with traffic and gathers data at normal road speeds.

With the specialized information gathered, including 3-D analytics, the Street Transportation Department will make on-time, accurate roadway choices for repair and resurfacing.


ARAN Fun Facts

  • It takes about two calendar years to survey all of Phoenix's local and major streets.
  • During that process, 15,000 total lane miles will be evaluated!
  • ARAN is making a difference by keeping his eyes on Phoenix roadways. This program is part of the Phoenix Transportation 2050 plan.

​Find ARAN

(updated March 2021)

ARAN is currently investigating the pavement conditions on the following roads. If you spot him, let us know with #DetectiveARAN!

 

Completed January 6-15:

Street

From

To

McDowell Rd​

99th Ave

64th St

Thomas Rd

99th Ave

56th St

Osborn Rd

91st Ave

56th St

Clarendon Ave

59th Ave

Maryland Pkwy

Catalina Dr

3rd Ave

Central Ave

Earll Dr

7th Ave

3rd St

Encanto Blvd

93rd Ave

19th Ave

Oak St

3rd St

64th St

Virginia Ave

67th Ave

61st Dr

Virginia Ave

Central Ave

7th St

Indian School Rd

99th Ave

64th St

113th Ave/Highland Ave

Campbell Ave

107th Ave

Campbell/Highland/Sells

113th Dr

44th St

Lafayette Blvd

44th St

64th St

Camelback Rd

113th Dr

64th St

Colter St

16th St

SR-51

Missouri Ave

43rd Ave

24th St

40th St

Colter St

McDonald Dr

Stanford Dr

37th Pl

44th St

Bethany Home Rd

43rd Ave

20th St

 

Completed January 18-February 22:

​Street

​From

​To

Dobbins Rd

Maricopa Trail

20th St

South Mountain Ave

55th Ave

24th St

Baseline Rd

Maricopa Trail

48th St

Vineyard Rd​

75th Ave

48th St

Southern Ave

67th Ave

48th St

Roeser Rd

38th Ave

48th St

Broadway Rd

107th Ave

48th St

Elwood St

67th Ave

36th St

Lower Buckeye Rd

107th Ave

19th Ave

Watkins St/Riverview Dr/University Dr

59th Ave

40th St

Durango St

107th Ave

31st Ave

Mohave St

51st Ave

16th St

Buckeye Rd

75th Ave

24th St



Completed February 22-March 8:

​Street

​From

​To

Bell Rd

51st Ave

64th St

Grovers Ave

51st Ave

52nd St

Union Hills Dr

51st Ave

Tatum Blvd

Yorkshire Dr​

43rd Ave

I-17

Utopia Rd

23rd Ave

36th St

Beardsley Rd

20th St

32nd St

Mayo Blvd

40th St

Scottsdale Rd

Rose Garden Ln

39th Ave

32nd St

Lone Cactus Dr

I-17

40th St

Deer Valley Rd

39th Ave

56th St

Pinnacle Peak Rd

55th Ave

Scottsdale Rd

Alameda Rd

59th Ave

19th Ave

Happy Valley Rd

67th Ave

7th St

Jomax Rd

Norterra Pkwy

Tatum Blvd

Dynamite Blvd

Pyramid Peak Pkwy

52nd St

Lone Mountain Rd

Cave Creek Rd

64th St

Anthem Way

I-17

47th Ave

New River Rd

I-17

Peoria Border


Starting March 8:

​Street​​

​From

​To

Maryland Ave

43rd Ave

20th St

Glendale Ave

43rd Ave

32nd St

Orangewood Ave

43rd Ave

7th St

Northern Ave

43rd Ave

Dreamy Draw Dr

Butler Dr

39th Ave

12th St

Dunlap Ave

43rd Ave

12th St

Hatcher Rd

19th Ave

16th St

Mountain View Rd

23rd Ave

36th St

Cheryl Dr​

35th Ave

I-17

Peoria Ave

43rd Ave

12th St

Shea Blvd

24th St

64th St

Cholla St

47th Ave

56th St

Cactus Rd

51st Ave

Scottsdale Rd

Sweetwater Ave

51st Ave

Scottsdale Rd

Thunderbird Rd​

51st Ave

Scottsdale Rd

Acoma Dr

51st Ave

Scottsdale Rd

Greenway Rd

51st Ave

Scottsdale Rd

Paradise Ln

51st Ave

68th St


Starting March 15:

​Street

​From

​To

Cave Creek Rd

Dunlap Ave

350' N/O Tapekim Dr

7th St

Mineral Rd

Happy Valley Rd

12th St

Euclid Ave

Rose Garden Ln

16th St

Dobbins Rd

Potter Rd

20th St

Roeser Rd

Union Hills Dr

24th St

Euclid Ave

Sweetwater Ave

28th St

Highline Canal

Greenway Rd

32nd St

Highline Canal

Rose Garden Ln

36th St

Vineyard Rd

Utopia Rd

40th St​​​

Baseline Rd

Jomax Rd

44th St

Baseline Rd

Pinnacle Peak Rd

48th St

Southern Pacific Railroad

Camelback Rd

Tatum Blvd

Mockingbird Ln

40th St

Paradise Village Pkwy

Tatum Blvd

Tatum Blvd

52nd St

Van Buren St

Grovers Ave

56th St

Oak St

Dusty Wren Dr

60th St

Cholla St

Bell Rd

64th St

McDowell Rd

Pinnacle Peak Rd

68th St

Sweetwater Ave

Mayo Blvd

Kierland Blvd

Acoma Dr

Scottsdale Rd​