Climbing lane project requires nightly closure between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Camp Verde AZ (February 18, 2014) – Late-night drivers traveling between Phoenix and Flagstaff tonight need to plan ahead or allow extra travel time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on building a climbing lane on southbound Interstate 17 south of Camp Verde (mileposts 280-282).
The construction of the two-mile-long climbing lane near the top of Copper Canyon Hill will require a one-hour closure in both directions on I-17 tonight as crews prepare for blasting rock cuts along the highway.
Tonight from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., traffic on northbound I-17 will be stopped at State Route 169 junction (milepost 278) and southbound I-17 traffic will be stopped at General Crook Trail traffic interchange (milepost 286) until the area is reopened.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.