Restrictions scheduled on Interstate 17, Seventh Avenue in Phoenix as bridge repair continues

Plan for full closure of Seventh Avenue at I-17 this weekend

The Arizona Department of Transportation is continuing a critical bridge repair project at Interstate 17 and Seventh Avenue in Phoenix. Crews are scheduled to work this weekend – and for the next two weekends – to complete necessary repairs as safely and efficiently as possible.

The following restrictions are scheduled to be in place from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, through 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, while crews install a new support beam, also known as a girder, and pour a new section of the deck on the I-17 bridge:

Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to two lanes at Seventh Avenue (right lane closed). Drivers should slow down and use caution in the work zone.
North- and southbound Seventh Avenue will be closed at I-17.
Detours: For northbound Seventh Avenue, use the southbound I-17 frontage road to northbound Central Avenue to the northbound I-17 frontage road. For southbound Seventh Avenue, use the northbound I-17 frontage road to southbound 11th Avenue to the southbound I-17 frontage road.
Drivers south of I-17 who are traveling north to the APS Electric Light Parade should consider using Seventh Street or Central Avenue.

Additional repair work is scheduled to occur the weekend of Dec. 8-11 and on Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17. ADOT will provide information about related restrictions and closures.

An over-height vehicle hauling heavy equipment up Seventh Avenue struck the bridge in October, causing damage to one of the girders. ADOT bridge engineers inspected the site and determined the bridge is safe for drivers on I-17. The girder replacement is necessary to prevent debris from falling onto Seventh Avenue. For more information,

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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