Interstate 17 travel at JW Powell to have restrictions starting June 8

Motorists headed to Flagstaff Airport, Fort Tuthill County Park and State Route 89A should take recommended detours

PHOENIX — Motorists headed to the Flagstaff Airport, Fort Tuthill County Park, and to State Route 89A from Interstate 17 need to be aware of a traffic restriction that prevents travel across JW Powell Boulevard beginning early morning on Monday, June 8. 

This restriction will be in place continuously until early July while work is being performed at the tie-in and on the ramp for the new eastern roundabout.

Recommended detours as follows:

  • Travel for southbound I-17 connections to the Flagstaff Airport can be accommodated by continuing to Exit 333 (Kachina Boulevard/Mountainaire Road) and then travel back northbound to Exit 337.
  • Travel from the Flagstaff Airport returning to southbound I-17 can be accommodated by traveling northbound on I-17 to Exit 339 (Lake Mary Road) and following detour signage to return to the interstate.
  • Travel for northbound traffic on I-17 needing to connect to SR 89A and Fort Tuthill County Park can be accommodated by continuing to Exit 339 (Lake Mary Road) then access to SR 89A at the intersection.
  • Travel for northbound traffic on SR89A or from Fort Tuthill County Park needing to connect to I-17 can be accommodated by continuing north on SR89A/Beulah Blvd to McConnell Drive then access to I-17.  Detour signage will be in place to assist travel in the area.

This phase of construction is part of a project begun June 2014 and will facilitate safer flow of traffic through the area, and is designed to meet current and future traffic demand. This project is anticipated to be completed by early fall 2015.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. Please allow additional time to accommodate for your destinations during the detours in place.

To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 511; outside of Arizona dial 1.888.411.ROAD (7623).

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