Friday, October 20, 2017

Union Hills Drive underpass closed at I-17 this weekend for work on wrong-way vehicle detection project

Union Hills Drive will be closed in both directions at Interstate 17 for part of this weekend as crews continue to install a pilot wrong-way vehicle detection and warning system along the freeway.

The work will close Union Hills Drive at I-17 from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The northbound I-17 off-ramp at Union Hills Drive will also be closed.

Traffic on Union Hills Drive approaching I-17 will be required to make right turns onto the frontage road. Drivers should plan on extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including Bell Road or Yorkshire Drive/Utopia Road.

The southbound I-17 off-ramp at Thunderbird Road will also be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct 21, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, for this project. Drivers should consider alternate routes.

For more information about this project, visit

Project schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

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