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Expect Lane Restrictions on I-17 From April 17-22 Featured

Lane restrictions scheduled on and around Interstate 17 between New River and Flagstaff, Sunday, April 17, to Friday, April 22

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  • I-17 will have fiber-optic cable installation procedures happening
  • Plus, the I-17 improvement Project is underway
  • Some lanes will be closed, but through-traffic will be maintained
  • Please be aware of construction personnel
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Stay Alert! Lots of road construction taking place

As work continues on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix for fiber-optic cable installation and theInterstate 17 Improvement Project between Anthem Way and Sunset Point, motorists should expect lane 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:

  • The westbound lane of Coldwater Road between the north- and southbound I-17 ramps will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, and Thursday, April 21. 
  • The eastbound lane of Coldwater Road between the north- and southbound I-17 ramps will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20. 

Crews will maintain through-traffic. Watch for signage and personnel guiding traffic through the construction area. 

Expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures from Anthem Way to Sunset Point (mileposts 229-252).

Southbound I-17 (I-40 to Stoneman Lake Road)

  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane from the I-40 junction to J.W. Powell Boulevard (mileposts 338 - 337) overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday night, April 17, to Tuesday morning, April 19.
  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane in 2-mile increments from the Munds Park exit to Stoneman Lake Road (mileposts 322 - 309) daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, through Thursday, April 21, and from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, April 22.
  • A vehicle width limit of 16 feet will be in place. Oversized vehicles can be accommodated with advance notice.

Southbound I-17 (Cornville Road to Dugas Road)

  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lane and shoulder closed) at Cornville Road (milepost 293) overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Monday night, April 18, to Friday morning, April 22.
  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane and shoulder closed) between State Route 169 and Dugas Road (mileposts 278 - 268) daily from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, through Thursday, April 21.
  • A vehicle width limit of 14 feet will be in place.

Northbound I-17

  • Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane and shoulder closed) at Little Squaw Creek (milepost 239) overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Wednesday night, April 20, to Friday morning, April 22. 
    • A vehicle width limit of 14 feet will be in place.
  • Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane and shoulder closed) at the Agua Fria River (milepost 243) overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday night, April 20, to Friday morning, April 22.
    • A vehicle width limit of 14 feet will be in place.
  • The shoulder on northbound I-17 will be closed in 2-mile increments near Stoneman Lake Road (mileposts 305 - 309) daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, through Thursday, April 21, and from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, April 22.

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.


Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, Need to know where a milepost is? Click on the "Mile Markers" icon on the map at www.az511.com. Follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

To plan your trip, get travel times or see ADOT cameras, download the AZ 511 app

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