January 27, 2012
Motorists traveling northbound Interstate 17 at night near Cordes Junction should expect a series of brief closures from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Tuesday (January 31) as crews perform work on the Big Bug Creek Bridge, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Each closure is expected to last up to 15 minutes at a time as crews unload girders that will be used for the new northbound Big Bug Creek Bridge on I-17.
Drivers are encouraged to adjust their travel schedules in order to avoid the closures during those hours or allow extra travel time.
Additionally, the right lane northbound on I-17 will be closed overnight during work hours starting Monday (January 30) through Friday (February 3) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. but will remain open during daytime work hours.
On Wednesday and Thursday (February 1-2) the left lane southbound on I-17 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews perform work in the median.
The work is part of a $50 million project to reconstruct the I-17/SR 69 traffic interchange that is expected to be complete by summer 2013.
The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
For more information about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/prescottprojects or contact Tricia Lewis, Prescott District Senior Community Relations Officer, at 928.606.2420. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com.