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 at Interstate 17 closed starting Friday night, Feb. 26, for bridge work

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for a closure of north- and southbound Central Avenue at Interstate 17 from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, to 5 a.m. Monday, March 1, to remove the remaining half of the existing bridge deck and girders. 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 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.