ADOT reminds drivers to plan for 18-mile detour route
Phoenix AZ (June 5, 2012) – Drivers heading into the Valley on Interstate 17 should plan for a full closure of the southbound travel lanes and frontage road this Friday night in North Phoenix. Crews are scheduled to install the last two spans of a new pedestrian bridge that crosses I-17 near Jomax Road at the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal. Drivers will use an 18-mile detour. Services – including fuel, water and restrooms – are limited on the detour route, so ADOT reminds all drivers to plan accordingly. Closure and detour information is as follows:
Southbound I-17 closed between Loop 303 and Happy Valley Road from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday (June 9). DETOUR: Exit at Loop 303 westbound to Lake Pleasant Parkway southbound to Happy Valley Road eastbound to re-connect with I-17.
Read the ADOT blog and watch the PSA for more information.
The last opportunities to find fuel and other services prior to the detour are off State Route 74 (Carefree Highway) east of I-17. Services are not available again until drivers reach the area of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road in Peoria. See a map of the detour route here.
When it opens later this summer, the pedestrian bridge will provide access over I-17 for users of the CAP Aqueduct Trail system. Crews set the spans over northbound I-17 last weekend.
Members of the public who have questions or comments can email Projects@azdot.gov or call 1-855-712-8530. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-949-8057.