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Southbound I-17 to be narrowed to one lane between SR 74 and Dixileta Drive July 19-22

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Southbound I-17 to be narrowed to one lane between SR 74 and Dixileta Drive July 19-22

Overnight restrictions also planned July 17 and 18.

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to allow extra time while the following closures and restrictions are in place for the I-17 Happy Valley Road to SR 74 pavement project.

  • Southbound I-17 will be restricted to one lane from State Route 74/Carefree Highway to Dixileta Drive from 9 p.m. Friday, July 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22.
  • The Loop 303 ramp to southbound I-17 will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, July 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22.
  • The SR 74/Carefree Highway ramp to southbound I-17 will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20. NOTE: The cloverleaf ramp to southbound I-17 will remain open. 

I-17 weekend restriction map

July 17 & 18 (WEEKNIGHT RESTRICTIONS)

  • Southbound I-17 will be restricted to one lane between SR 74/Carefree Highway and Loop 303/Sonoran Desert Drive nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18.
    • The southbound I-17 on-ramp at SR 74/Carefree Highway also will be closed during these nights. NOTE: The cloverleaf ramp to southbound I-17 will remain open. 
    • The Loop 303 on-ramp to southbound I-17 will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, to 5 a.m. Thursday, July 18.

Upcoming Weekend Closures (July 26-29)

  • Southbound I-17 will be closed between Loop 303/Sonoran Desert Drive and Happy Valley Road from 10 p.m. Friday, July 26, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29.
    • DESIGNATED DETOUR: Southbound drivers may use westbound Loop 303 to southbound Lake Pleasant Parkway to eastbound Happy Valley Road to connect to I-17 past the closure.

Drivers should use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through any work zones.

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I-17 Happy Valley Road to SR 74 Pavement Project

I-17 Happy Valley Road to SR 74 Pavement Project

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Overview

The Arizona Department of Transportation is initiating a project to repair the pavement on Interstate 17 from Happy Valley Road to State Route 74. The purpose of the project is to extend the life of the pavement and to improve safety and the driving experience on the roadway.

Project Elements

  • Removing the existing asphalt pavement and repairing existing concrete pavement
  • Diamond grinding existing concrete pavement to provide a smooth roadway surface
  • Making bridge deck pavement repairs
  • Replacing pavement markings, including lane line stripes, and other miscellaneous work

Project Area

 

I-17 HV to SR 74

 

What to Expect

  • Work will require overnight and weekend lane restrictions. Full freeway closures will also be necessary.
  • ADOT will provide advance notice of restrictions and closures to email subscribers and on the project website.

Project Schedule

Construction is scheduled to begin May 2024 and take approximately 12 months to complete. More information will be posted regarding the construction duration prior to the work starting.

Schedule subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen factors.

Stay Informed

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For information about project-related restrictions and closures, please visit az511.gov or call 511, except while driving. You can also stay informed of traffic restrictions before they occur by subscribing to receive project updates by email.

ADOT welcomes your questions and comments. Submit questions and comments or request information in any of the following ways:

  • By Phone: ADOT English Spanish Project Information Line: 855.712.8530
  • Online: Email Projects
  • By Mail: ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007