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Blasting scheduled at Cordes Junction late Monday night

Crews will conduct blasting operations overnight Monday, Aug. 6, on Interstate 17 at Big Bug Creek just south of Cordes Junction, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The highway will be closed intermittently for up to 30 minutes between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. to provide a safe work zone.

Drivers can also expect the following restrictions as crews remove excess dirt from the median and place concrete girders on the new Arcosanti bridge over I-17:

• Sunday, Aug. 5: The interstate will be narrowed to one lane in both directions overnight between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

• Monday through Thursday, Aug. 6 to Aug. 10: The interstate will be narrowed to one lane in both directions overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 7: Drivers on southbound I-17 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. will be shifted onto the off and on ramps through the work zone at the Arcosanti bridge over I-17.

• Wednesday, Aug. 8: Drivers on northbound I-17 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. will be shifted onto the off and on ramps through the work zone at the Arcosanti bridge over I-17.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust their travel schedules in order to avoid the closures during those hours or allow extra travel time.

The work is part of a $50 million project to reconstruct the I-17/State Route 69 traffic interchange.

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