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

Central Avenue restricted at Interstate 17 south of downtown Phoenix July 30 - 31

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

  • North- and southbound Central Avenue will be closed at I-17 from 9 p.m. Friday, July 30, to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Central Avenue will be open to southbound local traffic only between Buckeye Road and I-17, and to northbound local traffic only between Broadway Road and I-17 during the closures.
    • Detour: Central Avenue traffic will be detoured at Buckeye and Broadway roads to Seventh Avenue and 16th Street.  

Reminder: I-17 will continue to be narrowed to two lanes in each direction for the ongoing bridge reconstruction project at Central Avenue.

ADOT advises drivers to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while work is underway.

North- and southbound I-17 traffic will be running on the new southbound 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 fall 2021.

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.