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Brush fire closes AZ I-17 near Sunset Point

Sedona AZ (July 9, 2017) – Both directions of Arizona Interstate 17 are closed due to a wild land fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT is advising that a two mile section of AZ I-17 is closed: Northbound AZ I-17 is closed at the Sunset Point rest area exit. All southbound traffic will exit at Badger Springs Road, will turn around and be directed to head north. There... 

ADOT 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Schedule

Sedona AZ (May 26, 2017) – During the Memorial Day weekend, state and local agencies are focusing on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur. The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule construction closures along state highways from Friday through late Monday evening.... 

AZ I-17 overnight closures scheduled in Phoenix area

Sedona AZ (May 19, 2017) – Mark your travel calendars as ongoing work to install new traffic flow sensors will require overnight closures of southbound AZ Interstate 17 sections in the Phoenix area, Monday through Thursday nights, May 22 through 25, 2017.  The Arizona Department of Transportation says drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following section... 

Sedona Oak Creek Canyon SR 89A narrowed to one lane

Sedona AZ (March 2, 2017) – Stop the mud! Motorists using AZ State Route 89A between the cities of Sedona and Flagstaff should allow extra travel time on Friday, March 3, 2017, while Arizona Department of Transportation crews make emergency repairs to guardrail north of Indian Gardens (milepost 379) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flaggers will provide alternating north bound and south bound travel through... 

Drivers are key to reducing I-17 crashes north of Phoenix

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2016) – As the Arizona Department of Transportation seeks to identify and fund projects that will increase capacity on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, drivers need to do their part by avoiding the poor decisions and inattention behind so many of the crashes that result in closures and backups – and worse, injuries and fatalities. The steep, winding stretch of I-17 between... 

AZ I-17 Traffic Closures Update

Sedona AZ (April 14, 2016) – A project to reduce the potential for rockfall in a quarter-mile section of northbound AZ Interstate 17 between Camp Verde and Flagstaff will require closures of up to thirty minutes overnight starting Sunday, April 17, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers using this route between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. should plan ahead and budget extra... 

ADOT Road Construction Updates

Sedona AZ (July 18, 2014) – The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is advising the traveling public of the following highway and roadway construction activities through July 31, 2014: AZ State Route 89A Drivers traveling north and south bound on AZ SR 89A south of the JW Powell intersection can expect short delays as flaggers allow trucks and heavy equipment to cross over the roadway... 

Robber Leaves Victim Stranded in Desert

Sedona AZ (March 17, 2014) – On October 4, 2013, around 2:00 in the morning, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Verde Valley Medical Center to interview a 54-year-old man reporting an armed robbery. The victim explained to deputies that on the previous day (October 3, 2013) he met a woman unknown to him while inside a casino in the Chandler, Arizona area. The victim... 

ADOT AZ I-17 Overnight Closures

AZ I-17 Road Closure Notice Sedona AZ (January 23, 2014) – Next week Arizona Department of Transportation crews will close Interstate 17 in both directions between General Crook Trail and AZ State Route 169 one hour between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights. The nightly closures allow work on the climbing lane project south of Camp Verde (AZ) to safely continue. Each night,... 

Meth and Marijuana Interstate Traffickers Arrested

Oscar Baez‐Esparza Sedona AZ (December 10, 2013) – On December 8, 2013, Oscar Baez-Esparza, 34, and Alejandro Baez-Esparza, 22, both from Texas, were arrested for several charges including Transportation of Methamphetamine and Marijuana for Sale.  At approximately 9:15 in the morning, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop involving a beige colored 2007 Cadillac... 
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