Arizona Department of Transportation crews will be putting finishing touches this weekend on high occupancy vehicle lanes on the Loop 101 freeway between Loop 202 and Via de Ventura in anticipation of opening them to traffic in time for Monday morning's rush hour.
Through 7 p.m. Sunday, northbound traffic on that stretch of Loop 101 is being directed into the freeway's two outside through lanes as final striping work is completed, ADOT officials said.
For more information, visit www.az511.gov.
City honors disabled, those who help them
Several honorees will be given special recognition for making great strides locally to help the disabled at a ceremony Monday in Scottsdale, city officials announced.
The 22nd annual Scottsdale Mayor's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities Ceremony is 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chaparral Suites Resort conference center, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.
Honorees include the Scottsdale teacher, student, paraeducator, employer, employee and exemplar of the year, as well as 11 disabled students who will receive college scholarships.
The annual ceremony is designed to thank those who provide education, counseling and jobs for people with disabilities, as well as to thank individuals with disabilities "who give back to the community with courage, perseverance and love in the face of diversity," officials said.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Jacque Bell, (480) 312-2477.
'Green' manager is Citizen of the Year
The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors honored the city's "green" building program manager as its 2008 Citizen of the Year, city officials announced.
Anthony Floyd, a registered architect, helped create the program - the state's first - in 1998.
Floyd maintains the city's Green Building rating standards for residential and commercial construction and helps oversee Scottsdale's efforts to achieve LEED Gold energy saving standards for newly constructed and renovated public facilities.
He serves as co-chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Codes Committee and a member of the National Association of Home Builders' Green Building Standard consensus committee.
For more information on the program, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/greenbuilding.asp.