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Northbound I-17 reopens early in north Valley after pavement work

Northbound I-17 reopens early in north Valley after pavement work

June 9, 2024

Crews continued much-needed project to smooth the ride

PHOENIX – Northbound Interstate 17 has reopened early between Happy Valley Road and Loop 303 following weekend pavement work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Continuing a much-needed project to improve the ride on 6 miles of I-17 between Happy Valley Road and State Route 74, crews removed a top layer of older, worn asphalt pavement before advancing to work to smooth the remaining concrete surface through a process called diamond grinding. Diamond grinding has been used in recent years to create a smoother and more durable road surface on a number of Phoenix-area freeways, including I-10, I-17, Loop 101 and Loop 202.

To learn more about this project and subscribe for updates, please visit azdot.gov/subscribe > Central District Projects > I-17 (Black Canyon Freeway): I-10 to SR 74

The I-17 pavement work between SR 74 and Happy Valley Road is separate from the I-17 Improvement Project currently underway north of Anthem Way. For more information about that larger project visit improvingi17.com

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, the az511 app or by calling 511.