Paving on southbound lanes to begin next week
Camp Verde AZ (April 17, 2014) – Late-night drivers traveling between Phoenix and Flagstaff tonight need to be aware of lane restrictions on Interstate 17 and allow extra travel time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make progress on building a climbing lane on southbound I-17 south of Camp Verde (mileposts 280-282).
Tonight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., crews will move a concrete barrier in anticipation of paving work that will begin next week on the southbound lanes. Southbound drivers can expect a single-lane restriction and northbound traffic will be guided through the project work zone with flaggers and a pilot car.
Beginning on Monday, April 21, I-17 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction for approximately two weeks between the work hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday for paving work. Minimal delays are expected.
The $11.8 million improvement project includes the construction of a two-mile-long passing lane near the top of Copper Canyon Hill that will improve traffic flow.
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 System at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.