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Interstate 17 Southbound Closed Due to Rock Slide

28 December 2019  

UPDATE: Both lanes are now open! 

Update: Both lanes are now open. 


PHOENIX – A rock slide forced the closure of Interstate 17 southbound at milepost 252 near Sunset Point, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. This is expected to be an extended closure.

Consider delaying travel or use an alternate route. 

I-17 has a history of unstable slope issues in this area.

Alternate Routes

Alternate routes are suggested. Please be aware that these routes can add a hour or more to your travel time, so you will want to plan accordingly. 

From Prescott: AZ-89 S to US-93 S to US-60. From there, you can head directly into Phoenix, or you can take AZ-74 E to I-17 to reach the Northern Phoenix metro area.

From Flagstaff or Camp Verde: State Route 260 eastbound from Camp Verde to State Route 87 southbound at Payson. 

Note: Northbound I-17 is open.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed,@ArizonaDOT. 

When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.





Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.