I-17 lane and shoulder closures scheduled between New River and Flagstaff from Sunday, May 8, to Friday, May 13

As work continues on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix for fiber-optic cable installation and the Interstate 17 Improvement Project between Anthem Way and Sunset Point, motorists should expect lane and shoulder closures in the week ahead. The Arizona Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down, be prepared to merge into the open lane and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the following lane and shoulder closures are in place:

Northbound I-17

  • Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lane closed) near Black Canyon City (milepost 243) overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday night, May 8, to Tuesday morning, May 10, and again from 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, to 6 a.m. Friday, May 13.
  • Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane and shoulder closed) from General Crook Trail to SR 260 (mileposts 282-287) daily from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday morning, May 9, to Thursday afternoon, May 12.
  • A vehicle-width limit of 14 feet will be in place.
  • The northbound I-17 right shoulder will be closed in multiple half-mile increments from the McGuireville Rest Area to Stoneman Lake Road (mileposts 296-309) daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday morning, May 9, to Thursday evening, May 12, and from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, May 13.
  • The northbound I-17 right shoulder will be closed near the Kelly Canyon exit (mileposts 331-332) daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday morning, May 9, to Thursday evening, May 12, and from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, May 13.

Southbound I-17

  • The southbound I-17 left shoulder near New River Road (milepost 232) will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday morning, May 9, to Friday evening, May 13.
  • The southbound I-17 right shoulder will be closed in multiple half-mile increments from the I-40 junction to Stoneman Lake Road (mileposts 339-309) daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Monday morning, May 9, to Thursday evening, May 12, and from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, May 13.
  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (lanes will alternate) between State Route 179 and Cornville Road (mileposts 299-293) daily from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday morning, May 9, to Thursday afternoon, May 12.
    • A vehicle-width limit of 16 feet will be in place.
  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane and shoulder closed) near SR 169 (mileposts 278-277) from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 9.
    • A vehicle-width limit of 14 feet will be in place.

Speed limits may be reduced in the work zones. For the most up-to-date information, visit az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.

ADOT is installing high-speed fiber optic infrastructure along 67 miles of I-17 between the McGuireville Rest Area (north of Camp Verde) and Anthem Way. Work is expected to continue through mid-2022, and will proceed along I-17 in segments of several miles per week. Crews are installing conduit and pull-box systems, fiber optic cables, node buildings and load centers. Learn more on the project website or call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530.

The long-awaited I-17 Improvement Project between Anthem Way and Sunset Point includes widening 15 miles of north- and southbound I-17 between Anthem Way and Black Canyon City; replacing two bridges and widening 10 others; and constructing approximately 8 miles of flex lanes between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point. ADOT anticipates construction will begin later this year and continue for about three years. Learn more at improvingi17.com or call the project information line at 1.877.476.1717.

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