Maintenance and paving project on northbound Interstate 17 begins Sunday night

PRESCOTT – The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a maintenance and paving project on northbound I-17 starting at Coldwater Canyon Road to the Crown King exit (mileposts 245 to 250) Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.

The project consists of removal of rock and debris behind the concrete barrier along and the removal of a layer of existing asphalt and replaced with new rubberized asphalt through the work zone.

Drivers can expect an overnight single lane restriction northbound Sunday through Thursday nights for three months. Work hours are 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. Minimal delays are expected.

This $2.3 million project is expected to be complete by early spring 2014.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the ADOT project hotline at 855.712.8530. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511.