Friday, November 3, 2017

Parts of Interstate 17 narrowed this weekend for work on wrong-way vehicle detection project Drivers should plan for extra travel time and consider alternate routes

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead this weekend, as portions of Interstate 17 will be narrowed during the mostly overnight and early morning hours for the continued installation of the wrong-way vehicle detection and warning system along the freeway.

Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to two lanes (left two lanes closed) between Northern and Dunlap avenues from 9 p.m.Friday, Nov. 3, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The southbound HOV lane will be closed in the same area. In addition, the north- and southbound I-17 off-ramps at Northern Avenue will also be closed.

Several off-ramps will be closed along I-17 for weekend work. The off-ramps in both directions at Greenway Road and the northbound off-ramps at Bethany Home Road and Union Hills Drive will all be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, to 9 a.m.Sunday, Nov. 5. The off-ramps in both directions at Cactus Road and the northbound off-ramp at Utopia Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6.

Drivers should use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zones. Drivers are encouraged to plan for extra travel time and use alternate routes.

For more information about this project, visit www.azdot.gov/projects/central-district-projects/i-17-wrong-way-detection-system.

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 Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

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