Central District Projects

Interstate 17 and Seventh Avenue Bridge Repair


The Arizona Department of Transportation is continuing a critical bridge repair project at Interstate 17 and Seventh Avenue in Phoenix. Crews are scheduled to work the weekends of Dec. 1-4, Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-18 to complete all necessary repairs.

Scheduled restrictions and closures

Dec. 16-18, 2017:

Crews are scheduled to repaint the bridge and repave I-17 at Seventh Avenue and restripe Seventh Avenue beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, through 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The following restrictions will be in place while work is underway:

  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one or two lanes at Seventh Avenue. Drivers should slow down and use caution in the work zone.
  • North- and southbound Seventh Avenue will be closed at I-17.
  • Detours: For northbound Seventh Avenue, use the southbound I-17 frontage road to northbound Central Avenue to the northbound I-17 frontage road. For southbound Seventh Avenue, use the northbound I-17 frontage road to southbound 11th Avenue to the southbound I-17 frontage road.

Project Area



In October 2017, an oversized truck attempting to haul heavy machinery up Seventh Avenue hit the bridge and damaged the girder.ADOT bridge engineers inspected the site and determined the bridge was safe for drivers on I-17. The girder replacement is necessary to prevent debris from falling onto Seventh Avenue. ADOT is working to complete this project safely and efficiently.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov.

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Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.

Comment on the Draft EA

There will be several opportunities to provide comments on the Draft EA, and all comment methods are considered equal. At any time during the 30-day public comment period, comments can be provided in several ways.

  • Public Hearing
    May 15, 2014 | 5-8 p.m.
    Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
    El Mirage Senior Center
    14010 N. El Mirage Rd.
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
  • In writing:
    ADOT Bell and Grand Project Team
    1655 W. Jackson St.
    MD 126F
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Online
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