Traffic Alert: Southbound 17 closure planned today (Wednesday, Feb. 14) at Sunset Point

Consider delaying southbound travel until roadway re-opens this afternoon

Southbound Interstate 17 is scheduled to close at the Sunset Point Rest Area at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) to place a barrier where loose rock has been found above the roadway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is expected to last about an hour.

The southbound closure will extend from Sunset Point at milepost 252 to the work zone at milepost 247. Northbound lanes will remain open.

Drivers should plan for delays and consider postponing southbound travel until the roadway has re-opened.

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 when driving.


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