One-hour closure will now occur between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.
Verde Valley AZ (June 25, 2013) – Overnight work for blasting rock cuts along Interstate 17, approximately seven miles south of Camp Verde, will now occur between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. with only one closure as opposed to previously scheduled blasting which would require two one-hour closures, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
I-17 will be closed in both directions for one hour on Wednesday night, June 26 and next Monday, July 1. Traffic on northbound I-17 will be stopped at State Route 169 and southbound I-17 traffic will be stopped at General Crook Trail until the area is reopened.
Motorists traveling along I-17 along mileposts 280-282 need to plan ahead and allow extra travel time to reach their destinations.
In addition to the full closures, drivers can expect single-lane restrictions in both directions through the work zone between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning. During construction, bicyclists are not permitted through the project work zone as the shoulders along I-17 are closed.
The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
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.