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.
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.