-adotMotorists using route should plan ahead, budget extra time

A project to reduce the potential for rockfall in a quarter-mile section of northbound Interstate 17 between Camp Verde and Flagstaff will require closures of up to 30 minutes overnight starting Sunday, April 17, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers using this route between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. should plan ahead and budget extra time on the following dates, when intermittent closures will occur northbound near milepost 292 approaching McGuireville:

  • Starting Sunday, April 17, and ending at 6 a.m. Friday, April 22.
  • Starting Sunday, April 24, and ending at 6 a.m. Friday, April 29.

The project area is between Middle Verde Road (Exit 289) and the Rimrock/Lake Montezuma/Cornville exit at milepost 293.

Southbound I-17 traffic will be unaffected.

Related work in this area will require northbound lane closures between 3 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12, for paving, and between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14, for setting a concrete barrier and moving heavy equipment.

The project will remove rockfall debris and scale slopes to reduce the potential for rock to fall, among other work.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information System at az511.gov or call 511.


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