The Interstate 17 (I-17) will undergo a pavement preservation project beginning in the fall of 2016 and in the spring of 2017.
Plan for 10 – 14 Weekend Closures of Interstate 17 Beginning March 17, 2017.
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The proposed work is located in Maricopa County within the Cities of Phoenix and Glendale on I-17 starting at the 19th Avenue (MP 197.9) and extends north to Arizona Grand Canal Trail (MP 208.3) including all traffic interchanges within those limits. The work consists of the following:
- milling the existing roadway then resurfacing and adding rubberized asphalt to the pavement,
- ADA compliance improvements for the interchange areas,
- drainage basin construction, and median concrete barrier modifications.
- installation of signing and pavement marking,
- grading for drainage,
- concrete curb bridge rail modification,
- guardrail improvements,
- glare screen removal, and other related work.
Southbound Interstate 17 will be closed this weekend between Dunlap Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, March 27, as work continues on the resurfacing of an 11-mile stretch of the Black Canyon Freeway.
Through June, crews will work on weekends to add a new layer of smooth, durable rubberized asphalt to I-17 between Dunlap Avenue in north Phoenix and 19th Avenue near the downtown area.
The resurfacing is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $9.8 million I-17 improvement project that started last fall with sidewalk and wheelchair ramp improvements at cross-street interchanges.
Following this first closure, plans call for weekend closures to continue along southbound I-17 before crews begin resurfacing the northbound side of the freeway.
Closures will not be scheduled on the weekend of March 31-April 3 when the NCAA’s Final Four college basketball events are taking place. I-17 also will remain open over the Memorial Day weekend in late May.
I-17 will be closed one direction at a time for approximately three-mile stretches each weekend while the rubberized asphalt paving takes place. Drivers should consider alternate routes, including State Route 51 or Loop 101, while I-17 is closed.
Travelers can expect heavy backups and delays when I-17 traffic is detoured to the freeway’s frontage roads or, in areas without frontage roads, to 19th Avenue.
Other work includes I-17 drainage improvements near Durango Street, new signs and concrete-barrier upgrades.
For more information about the I-17 pavement improvement project, email [email protected]
, or call 855.712.8530.