Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Arizona

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Welcome to the Arizona State Routes Task Force of WikiProject U.S. Roads!

Scope and goalsEdit

All state-maintained highways in Arizona, including Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, and Arizona state-numbered highways. The goal is to organize, standardize, and expand the articles on highways in Arizona to be a broad, comprehensive, and recognized resource.


Recognized contentEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Good articlesEdit

Main page featured articlesEdit

Did you know? articlesEdit

Former good articlesEdit



Structure and standardsEdit

Articles should follow WP:USRD/STDS.

Naming conventionEdit

Articles should be titled "Arizona State Route X" per WP:USSH.


The various shield graphics are located in Category:Arizona highway shields on Commons. {{jct}} can create the various links to highway articles with the appropriate shield graphics for use in the infobox or junction lists. There are a number of historical shield designs that can be used where appropriate. For state routes, 1927, pre-1956 (which began use around 1947), 1956, 1960, 1963, 1973 and 1991 specification markers are currently available. With U.S. Highways, Arizona deviated from the standard signage approach between 1948 and 1991, using their own specification markers. The available Arizona markers include 1926, pre-1956 (large version of 1926 without state name), 1956, 1960, 1963 and 1971 designs. Be aware that the 1963 ADOT specification markers were used on U.S. Highways until at least 1991, when the 1971 AASHTO specification markers took over. Unlike many other states, the 1948 and 1961 AASHTO designs were never used in Arizona.


Articles should be placed in the following categories as appropriate:



Use {{infobox road}} or {{infobox road junction}} as needed for articles. The state parameters should contain the state's postal abbreviation. The type codes are the same as for the junction template below.

Junction templateEdit

Use {{jct}} to create the entries in a junction list section for the article, or the junction list in the infobox. To use, insert {{jct|state=AZ|type|number}} into the article. If two to four highways are needed, use {{jct|state=AZ|type|first number|type|second number}}. Types can be I for Interstates, US for US Routes or AZ for state routes. Further instructions can be found on the documentation page.

Citation templatesEdit

{{Cite ADOT map}} is used to cite official State Highway Maps published by ADOT or the Arizona State Highway Department online. Currently, there are maps for 1919, 1921, 1926 to 1932, 1934 to 1936, 1939 to 1943, 1946, 1958, 1961, 1963 and 1971. See the template documentation for more information.

  • Example: Arizona State Highway Department (1941). State Highway Department Road Map of Arizona (Map). 1:1,267,200. Cartography by W.M. DeMerse. Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 15, 2019 – via AARoads.

{{ADOT log}} is used to cite ADOT State Highway System Logs, which provide the lengths, mileposts and junction tables for all active (and in some cases former) Arizona state highways. Currently, logs are available from 1981, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. See the template documentation for more information.

{{ADOT res}} is used to cite numerous ADOT right-of-way resolution files. These files are useful for determining dates and time periods when routes were established, re-aligned, constructed or decommissioned. See the template documentation for more information.


Use {{Arizona-road-stub}}

Project bannerEdit

Place the following on the talk page for articles {{WikiProject U.S. Roads|state=AZ}}

WikiProject U.S. Roads (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of the U.S. Roads WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to state highways and other major roads in the United States. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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User templatesEdit

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Arizona/Userbox}}

will produce:

 This user edits articles about Arizona State Routes.

For a list of project announcements and news, use: {{USRD Announcements}}