Interstate 17: Sunset Point Rest Area Rehabilitation

Interstate 17: Sunset Point Rest Area Rehabilitation



The Arizona Department of Transportation is rehabilitating the Sunset Point Rest Area facility located along Interstate 17 at milepost 252, approximately 10 miles south of Cordes Junction. The $7.5 million project will rehabilitate or upgrade the facility’s water and septic systems, ramadas, restrooms and vending buildings. In addition, truck parking will be expanded. Some of the improvements include:

  • Renovating the existing closed south and family restrooms and vending buildings that include replacing or upgrading lighting fixtures, doors, sinks, hardware, hand dryers and other components.
  • Renovating existing ramadas.
  • Replacing or upgrading exterior features, including signage, sidewalks, lighting and landscape.
  • Renovating the sundial memorial.

The improvements will also make the rest area more accessible for persons with disabilities.


Project Area Map

project map


News release: Next phase of Sunset Point Rest Area renovation will begin Sept. 28


What to Expect

The existing rest area parking lot will remain open to commercial truck traffic only. 

While the project is underway, a temporary rest area will be open four miles north of Sunset Point at the Badger Springs Road exit (milepost 256). This rest area is open to passenger vehicles and non-commercial trucks only. It will not have access for commercial semi trucks, oversize loads, large RV's and vehicles towing trailers.

Construction began in summer 2022 and the rest area is expected to reopen summer 2023.

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Project Flyer


Sunset Point Rest Area project flyer updated


News release: Sunset Point Rest Area to receive upgrades to water system, facilities


Improvement Project

Learn more about the I-17 Widening and improvement project, Anthem Way to Sunset Point at: