I-17 construction planned this weekend, ADOT says

(Courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation)

(Courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation)

Freeway-improvement and utility projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Dec. 18-21). The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers plan ahead, consider alternate routes or adjust travel schedules and use caution in work zones while the following restrictions are in place:

  • Interstate 17 frontage roads closed in both directions in areas between Jefferson Street and 19th Avenue from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 19-20) for traffic-signal installation. I-17 on- and off-ramps in the area also closed at times. Grant Street closed at I-17 on Saturday and Buckeye Road closed between 19th and 27th avenues on Sunday (local access only). Consider using 19th or 27th avenues as north-south routes. Please use adjacent I-17 on- or off-ramps when ramps in the area are closed.
  • Interstate 17 off-ramps (both directions) at Union Hills Drive restricted with lane closures from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Dec. 21) for APS power line project. Union Hills Drive also narrowed to one lane in both directions between I-17 and 23rd Avenue. Expect heavy traffic and delays. Consider using Bell Road as alternate route in area.

Additional freeway-restriction information will be listed on ADOT’s website, azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including weekend restriction information.

For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area and around the state, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Another great way to find out more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system is the ADOT blog at azdot.gov/blog.

ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements as part of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. The primary funding source for regional freeway improvements is a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004. More information about ADOT projects and the regional plan is available at azdot.gov/PhoenixMetro.

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