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 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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