I-17 Van Buren to Anthem Way: Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Infrastructure Installation

The Arizona Department of Transportation has initiated a project to install high-speed fiber optic infrastructure along Interstate 17 from Anthem Way  to Van Buren Avenue. The purpose of this project is to install a high-speed fiber optic backbone along the entire project corridor, connecting existing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices with new ITS improvements. This system connects Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) that provide drivers with real-time, traffic-related information, ramp metering and CCTV cameras along the corridor.

The work on the 31-mile-long project includes installation of conduit and pull-box systems, fiber optic cables and other related work.  

Project Area Map

Map I17 Van Buren to Anthem Way (ITS)


Project Elements

  • Install approximately 31 miles of ducts and fiber optic cables within existing ITS conduit infrastructure.  
  • Repair or replace existing ITS conduit and pull box infrastructure where necessary. 
  • Install fiber optic panels within existing communications buildings. 
  • Install advanced warning signs within the roadway right-of-way as needed.  
  • Install telecommunications pull box cabinets.  
  • Remove minimal vegetation to allow for conduit and pull box repair/replacement.

What to Expect

Construction began January 2022 and is anticipated to be completed late 2023. Drivers on I-17 can expect single-lane closures during weekdays. No weekend or holiday closures or restrictions are anticipated.

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Submit questions and comments or request information in any of the following ways:

  • By Phone: ADOT Project Information Line: 855.712.8530
  • Teléfono: Línea de Información del Proyecto ADOT: 855.712.8530
  • Online: Visit azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu
  • By Mail: ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007