Northbound I-17 reopens at Sedona turnoff
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened northbound Interstate 17 at the Sedona turnoff (State Route 179). ADOT closed the highway near Camp Verde at milepost 298 earlier this morning due to winter weather conditions.
ADOT advises drivers to use caution as temperatures remain near freezing in the Flagstaff area and some snow and ice remain on the roadways in the area.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
Bridge work complete on I-17 south of Black Canyon City
Highway linking Phoenix and northern Arizona undergoing $88 million in upgrades
As part of an $88 million investment to improve Interstate 17 over the next two years, the Arizona Department of Transportation has completed a new bridge on southbound highway over Little Squaw Creek, two miles south of Black Canyon City.
The $3.5 million project included roadway improvements north and south of the Little Squaw Creek Bridge and resurfacing the northbound bridge at milepost 239. The new bridge and shoulders were designed to accommodate future widening of I-17 and emergency vehicle access.
The southbound bridge, which was originally built in 1950, was replaced to meet modern safety standards. It had been classified as structurally deficient, meaning the bridge was safe, but required some repair or improvement. The new bridge has wider lane and shoulder widths, which will aid drivers on this busy stretch of highway, which accommodates nearly 30,000 travelers per day.
Construction began in December 2010 and was completed ahead of schedule and within budget. A total of nine projects are currently under construction, scheduled over the next two years or recently completed along I-17, a vital link between the Phoenix metropolitan area and Northern Arizona communities, including Flagstaff and Prescott.
For more information about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/prescottprojects or contact Tricia Lewis, Prescott District Senior Community Relations Officer, at 928-606-2420 or email@example.com. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency’s latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com.