Sunset Point Rest Area to receive upgrades to water system, facilities

Rest area will be closed to general public after Labor Day

Sunset Point Rest Area

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation is starting a project to renovate and upgrade facilities at the Sunset Point Rest Area along Interstate 17 at milepost 252 north of Phoenix. 

The project will upgrade the water and septic systems as well as the restrooms and vending areas. An improved, renovated rest area with reconstructed bathrooms, sewers and waterline facilities will be in place by next spring. Truck parking will also be expanded as well as improvements to make the rest area more accessible for people with disabilities.

Project work for the Sunset Point Rest Area will start Monday, July 11. This initial work will not impact the traveling public until after the busy summer season. The next phase of work will require the rest area be closed to non-commercial traffic after Labor Day.

Other improvements to be made to the Sunset Point Rest Area include renovation of covered ramadas and upgrading sidewalks, lighting and signage. Crews also will work to renovate a sundial memorial honoring ADOT highway workers who have died in the line of duty. 

The $7.5 million project is expected to be completed by the summer travel season in 2023.

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