Traffic Alerts - I-17: Central Avenue Bridge Construction Project

Restrictions and Closures

ADOT urges you to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the following restrictions are in place:

Central Avenue closed at Interstate 17 south of downtown Phoenix Saturday, Jan. 9

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the following closure of Central Avenue at Interstate 17 for continued work on the south half of the I-17 bridge at Central Avenue, just south of downtown Phoenix:

  • North- and southbound Central Avenue will be closed at I-17 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Central Avenue will be open to local traffic only between Buckeye and Broadway roads. 
    • Detour: Central Avenue traffic will be detoured at Buckeye and Broadway roads to Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street. 

Interstate 17 traffic will not be affected.

North- and southbound I-17 traffic will be running on the northbound half of the I-17 bridge at Central Ave, with two travel lanes in each direction. This shift is anticipated to remain in place until early 2021 when traffic will then be switched to the southbound side of I-17 for reconstruction of the northbound side of the bridge.

Schedules are always subject to change because of weather or other unforeseen factors.

For additional information about restrictions and closures on the state highway system, visit or call 511, except while driving.