I-17 overnight restrictions scheduled in Anthem area

Pavement work to take place between SR 74, New River Rd

PHOENIX – Sections of Interstate 17 in the Anthem area north of State Route 74 are scheduled to be restricted Sunday through Thursday nights for several weeks starting March 22 while crews do pavement maintenance.

I-17 will be narrowed to one lane in either direction in areas between SR 74 and New River Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights until late April for pavement crack sealing, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Overnight restrictions could include closures of some I-17 on- or off-ramps. Drivers may need to use another area ramp. In the Anthem area, Gavilan Peak Parkway will serve as an alternate north-south route for local or I-17 access when a freeway ramp is closed.

Drivers with plans to travel in the area on those nights should be prepared to allow extra travel time and to be ready to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through work zones. Always stay alert for highway workers and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.