December 1, 2011
The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue night work (weather permitting) on the Cordes Junction traffic interchange at Interstate 17 and State Route 69 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday (Dec. 5) through Thursday (Dec. 8).
The work on I-17 will require alternating lane closures for northbound and southbound traffic. The nightly restrictions will provide a safe work zone for workers who are constructing the detour routes for the SR 69 and I-17 interchange.
In addition to the work on I-17, crews will be working on northbound and southbound SR 69 which will require a single lane closure as crews perform work in the median. Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 6) through Thursday (Dec. 8).
For the remainder of the year, motorists will be traveling on a single lane on southbound SR 69 approaching I-17 as crews continue work on the detours in the project area. ADOT advises drivers to be aware of the 11-foot wide lanes at the crossovers along southbound I-17 that will be in place beginning the first week of December.
As work continues to reconstruct the Cordes Junction traffic interchange, drivers will be required to follow new road alignments on SR 69 and I-17 in the project work area. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. The speed limit on I-17 and SR 69 during nighttime work hours has been reduced to 45 mph.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide 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 us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.