April 3 meeting to discuss I-17 potential improvements north of Phoenix

ADOT studying options between Anthem and Cordes Junction

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled an April 3 public meeting in Black Canyon City to provide an update about an ongoing study of potential improvements along Interstate 17 between Anthem and Cordes Junction.

ADOT, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, has been studying options for adding new travel lanes along I-17, with a focus on the 23-mile stretch between Anthem Way and Sunset Point Rest Area.

With the help of funds from the Maricopa Association of Governments, the Phoenix area’s metropolitan planning organization, projects to add new I-17 lanes in areas between Anthem and Black Canyon City are currently scheduled for construction in the years 2021-22.

An option also under consideration for the mountainous stretch of I-17 between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point is the construction of flex lanes, a separate pair of new lanes for use in the busiest direction of travel or in the event of a closure.

The meeting is scheduled as follows:

What: I-17 Improvements Study open-house meeting

When: Tuesday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Cãnon Elementary School, 34630 S. School Loop Road, Black Canyon City 85324

ADOT will conduct a formal presentation about the I-17 improvement options at 6:30 p.m. Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about potential improvements and to submit comments.

Members of ADOT’s I-17 study team will be available to answer questions. Additional information is available online at azdot.gov/I17AnthemWaySR69.

Those who cannot attend the meeting are invited to submit written comments by email to [email protected] or by mail to ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., Mail Drop 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

The ADOT Project Information phone number is 1.855.712.8530.