Drivers should plan for delays and allow extra travel time
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for an overnight lane closure on southbound I- 17 between Sunset Point (milepost 252) and Black Canyon City (milepost 248) today (Dec. 30) while ADOT crews remove rocks along the highway that are a potential hazard.
The work is scheduled from 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Motorists should allow extra travel time while the following restrictions are in place:
- Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lane closed).
- The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.
Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.
Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.
Make sure you visit ADOT's "Know Snow" webpage before traveling to Arizona's high country this winter.