Sneak-peek at Sunset Point Rest Area renovations

Sneak-peek at Sunset Point Rest Area renovations

By Doug Pacey / ADOT Communications
March 7, 2023

Renovation of the Sunset Point Rest Area along Interstate 17 is ongoing and we're sharing a peek at the work being done at the rest area.


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Sunset Point Rest Area is located along I-17 at milepost 252, approximately 10 miles south of Cordes Junction. The $7.5 million project will rehabilitate or upgrade the facility’s water and septic systems, ramadas, restrooms and vending buildings. In addition, truck parking will be expanded. Some of the improvements include:

  • Renovating the existing closed south and family restrooms and vending buildings that include replacing or upgrading lighting fixtures, doors, sinks, hardware, hand dryers and other components.
  • Renovating existing ramadas.
  • Replacing or upgrading exterior features, including signage, sidewalks, lighting and landscape.
  • Renovating the sundial memorial.

The improvements will also make the rest area more accessible for persons with disabilities.

Work began in Summer 2022 and the rest area is expected to reopen before the summer travel season in 2023. While the project is underway, a temporary rest area will be open four miles north of Sunset Point at the Badger Springs Road exit (milepost 256). This rest area is open to passenger vehicles and non-commercial trucks only. It will not have access for commercial semi trucks, oversize loads, large RV’s and vehicles towing trailers.

The existing rest area parking lot will remain open to commercial truck traffic only.

More information about the rehabilitation project are available on the project page.

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