Central District Projects

Interstate 17 Pavement Preservation Project from Arizona Canal to 19th Avenue

Traffic Alerts

The reconstruction of pedestrian crosswalk facilities at the various cross street intersections along I-17 began on Monday October 31, 2016, and continue nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Work will occur at two cross streets simultaneously.

This process will occur nightly on cross streets along I-17 beginning with Dunlap Avenue at the north boundary of the project and continuing south to 19th Avenue until summer 2017.

Sidewalk improvements needed for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements are ongoing throughout the corridor.

Weekend restrictions: 

  • Northbound I-17 will be closed between 19th Avenue and Thomas Road from 10 p.m. Friday, April 21, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 24. Drivers should consider using westbound Interstate 10 as an alternate freeway route in the downtown Phoenix area. The left lane of southbound I-17 will be closed at McDowell Road for fence work. 
  • Please note that McDowell Road also will be closed in both directions at I-17 this weekend (10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday). Heavier traffic also can be expected on Thomas Road near I-17. Consider using Indian School or Camelback roads as alternate east-west routes this weekend.

Pavement Preservation work on the I-17 mainline began on March 17, 2017, and continue through June 2017. Interstate 17 will be closed in approximately three-mile increments beginning Friday nights at 10 p.m. and re-opening by 5 a.m. the following Monday morning.

Drivers should consider alternate routes, including Loop 101 and southbound State Route 51, while the first of a series weekend closures for the I-17 paving work is in place.

Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather or other unforeseen factors.

No work is scheduled over the Memorial Day Holiday

Detour Routes

Signage will guide drivers through detour routes, which are:

  • The north- and southbound I-17 frontage road when work is occurring between Dunlap Avenue and the I-10/I-17 Stack Interchange
  • 19th Avenue when work is occurring south of the I-10/I-17 Stack

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.

If you would like to be notified via email when traffic alerts are issued, please subscribe to the I-17 Black Canyon Freeway (1-10 to SR 74) email notification.

For more information about the I-17 pavement improvement project, email projects@azdot.gov, or call 855.712.8530.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.