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Overnight work this week on I-17 at Cordes Junction 

Traffic on northbound Interstate 17 at Cordes Junction will be shifted onto the new bridge over Big Bug Creek next week, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The traffic shift will require northbound and southbound lane restrictions and two nights of periodic full closures up to 30 minutes at a time between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Monday (June 4) and Wednesday (June 6).

The following restrictions and closures will be in place:

• Monday (June 4) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Southbound I-17 will have alternating lane restrictions and intermittent 30-minute southbound closures from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. to allow crews to switch traffic onto the new bridge.

• Tuesday (June 5) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Both directions of I-17 will have alternating lane restrictions to allow crews to set temporary barrier along the new alignment onto the Big Bug Creek bridge.

• Wednesday (June 6) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Both directions of I-17 will have alternating lane restrictions and another night of intermittent 30-minute northbound closures from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. to shift traffic onto the new Big Bug Creek bridge.

• Thursday (June 7) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Both directions of I-17 will have a left lane restriction to allow crews to strip pavement from the pre-existing detour route.

• Drivers are encouraged to adjust their travel schedules in order to avoid the closures during these hours or allow extra travel time to reach their destination. The work is part of a $50 million project to reconstruct the I-17/State Route 69 traffic interchange.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage.

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