January 7, 2013
The following overnight detour will be in place on southbound Interstate 17 at Cordes Junction the remainder of this week as crews remove dirt from the median and continue work on the pedestrian fence along the Cordes Lakes bridge, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation:
Monday, Jan. 7 through Thursday, Jan. 10:
- Drivers on southbound I-17 will be shifted through a detour over the Arcosanti bridge to the State Route 69 on-ramp back onto southbound I-17 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Drivers are encouraged to adjust their travel schedules in order to avoid the restrictions during these hours or allow extra time to reach their destinations.
The work is part of a $50 million project to reconstruct the I-17/SR 69 traffic interchange.
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.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.
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.