Interstate 17: Sunset Point Rest Area Rehabilitation


The Arizona Department of Transportation is planning to rehabilitate 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.

Project Area Map

project map

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

Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022 with an expected duration of 8 months. The project will occur within ADOT right-of-way and easements. 

What to Expect

The Rest Area will be closed to the general public for the duration of construction. 
The existing rest area parking lot will remain open to commercial truck traffic only.  

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